SAN DIEGO, CA — A driver was killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday evening moments after surviving a rollover wreck on Interstate 5 near San Diego’s Old Town, according to FOX 5 San Diego.
The incident occurred on the northbound lanes of I-5 near the offramp to Ocean Beach Freeway (I-8) at around 9:00 p.m.
The driver had just been involved in a separate crash and was able to vacate the wrecked vehicle before they were hit by another car.
The victim died at the scene, confirmed California Highway Patrol.
The driver who fatally struck the victim fled the scene and appeared to have exited the freeway.
No further information has been reported at this time.
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