SAN DIEGO, CA — A woman died Thursday morning after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 5 near San Diego’s Balboa Park area, reports FOX 5 San Diego.
The crash was reported on the northbound lanes of the interstate south of Pershing Drive shortly after 7:00 a.m.
It is unclear what led up to the incident, but California Highway Patrol had received a report of a woman walking on the highway moments before she was reported injured.
CHP said the victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.
The driver of the involved vehicle, a silver Ford SUV, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Authorities do not believe the driver was impaired at the time.
Two left lanes on I-5 were closed in response to the accident and reopened more than an hour later at 8:10 a.m.
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