Crash victim hit, killed after getting out of truck on I-5

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Editor’s note: This story was updated after police said the driver stopped in the subsequent crash.

SAN DIEGO — A man was hit and killed on Interstate 5 Sunday after he got out of his truck following a rollover crash on the freeway, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol says a 26-year-old man from Bonita was driving a pickup truck eastbound on the interchange from Interstate 8 to I-5 south around 9 p.m. when he lost control of the truck, causing it to flip.

The truck came to a rest in one of the southbound lanes. Investigators say the driver got out of the truck, jumped the center divider wall and walked into a northbound lane of I-5, where he was hit by an Acura sedan driven by a 31-year-old man from La Jolla.

The 26-year-old from Bonita was pronounced dead at the crash site, CHP said. The driver of the Acura stopped after the crash and was cooperating with investigators. Drugs or alcohol were not believed to be a factor, authorities said.

A toxicology report is pending to determine if the Bonita man was under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the initial crash, CHP said.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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