Publish Date: 2023/09/19
SAN DIEGO, CA — A man died Sunday night following a pedestrian crash on Interstate 5 near downtown San Diego, according to FOX 5 San Diego.
The California Highway Patrol said the fatal incident occurred on the southbound side of I-5, north of State Route 163, in the Cortez Hill neighborhood. Officers responded to the scene shortly after 8:40 p.m.
Preliminary details show a 26-year-old woman was driving a Nissan Altima when the car struck the male pedestrian, who was walking in the southbound lanes.
First responders pronounced the victim deceased at the scene, confirmed the CHP. His identity has not been disclosed at this time.
Authorities said the female driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with an investigation, which remains in progress.
The CHP had the two left southbound lanes of I-5 shut down for nearly an hour during the emergency response.
An analysis conducted by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine whether impairment on the pedestrian’s part played a role in the event.
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