SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A man and a woman died Monday evening after being hit by vehicles while running across Interstate 805 in National City, according to Times of San Diego.
California Highway Patrol said the fatal incident occurred on the northbound lanes of the interstate south of East Plaza Boulevard at around 8:25 p.m.
Investigators believe moments after a Toyota XA collided with a Honda Civic, the two occupants of the Toyota exited their vehicle. For reasons still being investigated, the pair jumped over the center divider wall and tried to run across the southbound lanes.
The woman was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado and the man was hit by a Mazda sedan.
Authorities confirmed both died of their injuries at the scene.
CHP said an investigation into the incident remained underway.
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