2 killed while attempting to cross I-805 after crash in National City


NATIONAL CITY (CNS) – Two pedestrians were killed Sunday while attempting to run across traffic after a collision on Interstate 805 Freeway in National City.

The crash on the northbound 805 Freeway at East 18th Street occurred around 8:25 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officer Salvador Castro of the CHP said Monday a Gray Toyota XA crashed into a white Honda Civic that didn’t cause any injuries. However, after the crash, the occupants of the Toyota, a male and female, jumped the center median wall and attempted to run across the southbound lanes, when the female was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado and the male was hit by a Mazda sedan.

Both pedestrians were pronounced deceased on scene.

Officials on Sunday had initially said only one person died.

The crash remains under investigation. Identities are pending identification by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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