Driver Struck, Killed by Vehicle on 5 Freeway
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 21, 2021) — A driver hit and killed by a car on the 5 Freeway near the 8 Freeway was reportedly crossing the freeway after a rollover accident.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal accident happened around 9:00 p.m. Sunday. For unknown reasons, a 26-year-old man from Bonita lost control of his pickup and overturned. Subsequently, he exited his vehicle, which came to a stop on its wheels in the No. 2 lane.
He then proceeded to cross the center divider into the northbound lanes, where an Acura sedan struck and killed him.
Following the accident, the 31-year-old La Jolla man pulled over and waited for authorities.
At this time, authorities have much to comb through in terms of the details, including if DUI played a role. However, anyone with insight into this accident should call the CHP.
Our deepest thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim.
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