SAN DIEGO — A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle on the northbound Interstate 5 near Old Town Saturday night, according to California Highway Patrol.
The collision was reported to authorities just before 8:30 p.m. According to authorities, the pedestrian was crossing the traffic lanes on the freeway when they were struck by a black SUV in between Old Town Avenue exit and the Moore Street on-ramp.
The pedestrian, identified as an adult man, sustained major injuries and was declared dead at the scene. Their identity has been withheld by authorities, pending family notification.
The two right lanes were blocked as a result of the collision, Caltrans said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Traffic was slowed through the area, although no SigAlert was issued. By 10:30 p.m., all lanes were reopened, according to Caltrans.
At this time, it is not known f the pedestrian was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A toxicology report is pending through the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office, CHP said in a release on Monday.
The driver of the SUV, identified as a 58-year-old man from Vista, remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Authorities determined he was not under the influence at the time of the collision.
Additional details about the collision remain under investigation by the CHP San Diego Area office. Anyone with information regarding the incident that may help investigators is encouraged to contact CHP at 858-293-6000.