Deadly crash prompts I-8 lane closures

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EL CAJON, Calif. — A pedestrian was hit and killed on Interstate 8 in El Cajon Thursday night, prompting authorities to temporarily shut down all eastbound lanes near state Route 67.

Before they were hit and killed, a La Mesa police officer had called 911 to report a person on the freeway, officials said.

All lanes were closed on eastbound I-8 near SR-67 until shortly after 11 p.m., when only the two right lanes remained closed. The Magnolia Avenue, Mollison Avenue, 2nd Street and E. Main Street onramps remain closed. Vehicles were being diverted to northbound SR-67.

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