SAN DIEGO, CA — A 27-year-old man died early Friday after crashing his sedan into a disabled box truck along Interstate 15 in San Diego’s Grantville area, reports Times of San Diego.
The fatal accident happened on the northbound interstate near Friars Road at about 1:10 a.m.
A preliminary investigation indicates a Chevrolet box truck was parked on the right shoulder, where a 25-year-old man was fixing a flat tire.
At one point, a Toyota sedan traveled off the roadway and collided with the parked truck, which then hit the pedestrian outside of the vehicle.
The California Highway Patrol said the driver of the sedan was trapped in the wreckage. He died from his injuries at the scene.
The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital.
Multiple lanes of I-15 were blocked during the emergency response but were reopened at about 4:00 a.m.
No further details have been released at this time.
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