Man walking on I-5 in Chula Vista killed by vehicle

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A man was struck and killed by a pickup truck Thursday while he was walking across highway lanes on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista, the┬áCalifornia Highway Patrol┬áreported.

It happened shortly before 4 a.m. on northbound I-5 just south of Palomar Street, California Highway Patrol Officer Tommy Doerr said.

The victim was walking eastbound across northbound I-5 highway lanes when a 56-year-old San Diego man driving a 2013 Nissan Frontier pickup truck was unable to avoid the pedestrian and struck him in the far right lane, CHP Officer Jake Sanchez said.

The man, who was not immediately identified, died at the scene, Sanchez said.

The driver of the pickup truck was working with officers as they investigated the deadly crash, according to Doerr.

CHP officers closed the right lane of northbound I-5 just south of Palomar Street, the northbound I-5 off-ramp at Palomar Street and the on-ramp from Main Street to northbound I-5 following the collision, Doerr said. All were reopened around 7 a.m.

CHP officers were investigating the collision.


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