SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A hit-and-run collision involving a commercial vehicle was reported Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 15 near northeast Fallbrook, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The incident took place on the northbound interstate near Exit 51 to Old Highway 395. It was first reported to the CHP shortly before 3:40 p.m.
Details remain limited, but officials said a male driver in a black Ford Explorer SUV struck a Target semi-truck.
The causing driver, who was found to be unlicensed, had initially stopped and gotten out of the Ford following the crash, but later got back in the vehicle and fled the scene.
No traffic lanes were blocked, as the semi came to rest on the right shoulder.
It was unclear whether the driver of the semi-truck was seriously injured, but local fire department medics were called.
No updates have been released at this time, but authorities were able to collect a description of the driver and the Ford’s license plate number.
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