SAN DIEGO, CA — A 60-year-old man died early Thursday after a pedestrian accident involving a big rig on Interstate 5 near San Diego’s Golden Hill area, according to KNX10.70 News Radio.
California Highway Patrol said the fatal incident occurred on the northbound lanes of the highway near Broadway at around 2:23 a.m.
A preliminary investigation indicates the male pedestrian was hit by a semi-truck as he walked into the right lane of traffic.
The victim died from his injuries at the scene, confirmed authorities.
The driver of the semi-truck, a 58-year-old man, stayed after the crash until emergency crews arrived. CHP said he cooperated with the investigation and has not been arrested.
No further information has been disclosed on the circumstances behind the event.
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