1 dead, 3 injured in I-805 crash in North Park

SAN DIEGO -- A 31-year-old man was killed and three others were injured in a multi-car crash on Interstate 805 in North Park early Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

The violent crash was reported  around 12:50 a.m. just south of El Cajon Boulevard and involved a GMC box truck that rolled over and collided with a white Kia Optima and a black Mercedes sedan, Sgt. Brent Lawry of California Highway Patrol said.

The 31-year-old driver of the Kia Optima got out of their vehicle when they were struck by the black Mercedes driven by a 28-year-old man, according to CHP.

The driver of the Optima was pronounced dead at the scene, said CHP.

The incident left the box truck overturned onto its side and the Mercedes severely mangled.

The solo occupant of the box truck and the two people in the black Mercedes, including a 29-year-old woman,  were transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest with non-life-threatening injuries, CHP said.

Southbound traffic was initially brought to a standstill as firefighters and CHP officers worked to clear the scene with only one lane open.

All lanes were reopened by 6:30 a.m.

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