Body found lying in traffic on I-5

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NATIONAL CITY, Calif. -- The body of a man was found lying in traffic late Tuesday on Interstate 5 in National City.

Callers told the California Highway Patrol they saw the body of a man dressed in a light top and dark pants in the southbound fast lane near Mile of Cars Way shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear whether the man was hit by a car. However, a tow truck was requested for a vehicle stopped in the center divider just south of the scene.

Two southbound freeway lanes were temporarily blocked, as was the onramp from Mile of Cars Way, but all were reopened as of about 2 a.m.

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