Pedestrian killed on I-5 in Chula Vista

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. – A pedestrian was killed Wednesday morning on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista when he was struck by a car, hit by a motorcycle and run over by a pickup truck, authorities said.

The crash was reported about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday on the northbound side of I- 5 just north of Palomar Street, California Highway Patrol media officer Jim Bettencourt said.

Caltrans issued a SigAlert and reported that traffic was crawling at just 2 miles per hour more than two hours after the crash.

The CHP is searching for the first car that hit the victim, Bettencourt said. Shortly after the initial collision, a 30-year-old Chula Vista man on a 2006 Honda CVR 600 motorcycle struck the pedestrian who was down in one of the lanes.

"The motorcyclist lost control of his bike and went down suffering minor to moderate injuries," Bettencourt said. "He was not transported to the hospital and will seek his own medical aid."

A 2003 Toyota Tundra following behind the motorcycle swerved in an attempt to miss the pedestrian but ran over the body, Bettencourt said. The 51-year-old San Diego man behind the wheel of the pickup was uninjured.

The pedestrian died at the scene and CHP officers did not immediately know if alcohol or drugs were involved, Bettencourt said. According to a CHP incident log, 911 callers said the pedestrian was wearing black clothing and dancing in the center divider before he attempted crossing the freeway.

CHP officers are seeking the car that initially struck the pedestrian and asked anyone with information about the crash to call the San Diego CHP office at (619) 220-5492.

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