SAN DIEGO, CA — A woman was fatally struck by a vehicle late Wednesday moments after another crash on Interstate 805 near San Diego’s Serra Mesa neighborhood, reports ABC10 News.
The collision occurred on the northbound lanes of I-805 south of Murray Ridge Road shortly before midnight.
California Highway Patrol said the woman had just exited her vehicle after a prior crash when she was struck by a passing car.
According to CHP, the involved driver, a 24-year-old woman, said she had swerved to avoid debris when she crashed into the victim.
The causing driver was later arrested after authorities suspected her of driving while impaired.
An investigation remains underway.
CHP issued a reminder to motorists to remain in their vehicles and wait for help in the event of a crash.
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