Woman dies after SUV backs into her on SR-94

SAN DIEGO – A woman was killed after getting hit by an SUV that she had just exited on state Route 94 in Jamul Friday morning, according to California Highway Patrol.

The woman in the mid-30 exited a red or burgundy small SUV and began walking westbound on SR-94 near Steele Canyon Road around 3:30 a.m., CHP Office Travis Garrow said.

The driver began backing up the SUV and hit the woman, Garrow said. She was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital where she died.

“The male driver remained on scene for several minutes and then fled in the SUV prior to law enforcement arrival,” Garrow said.

The driver was described as a black man in his mid-30s, 5-feet, 8-inches tall, weighing between 275-300 pounds. He has short hair and no visible tattoos. Garrow said the driver was last seen wearing light colored clothing and a sweatband around his head.

CHP officers closed all lanes on eastbound SR-94 around 3:45 a.m. They were reopened around 4:25 a.m., CHP Officer Tommy Doerr said.

The identity of the victim was withheld pending family notification.