SAN DIEGO, CA — A 55-year-old woman died early Thursday after a crash involving a hit-and-run driver on Interstate 15 near San Diego’s Sabre Springs area, reports Times of San Diego.
The wreck occurred on the northbound lanes of I-15 near California Highway 56 shortly before 2:00 a.m.
California Highway Patrol said a 30-year-old man was driving a Ford pickup truck northbound when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the woman’s Toyota sedan.
As the pickup came to rest in the roadway, it was hit by a Kia sedan.
Shortly after, the driver of the pickup exited his vehicle and fled the scene on foot.
The driver of the Toyota, a Chula Vista resident, was rushed to a trauma center, where she died from her injuries.
The driver of the Kia, a Desert Hot Springs man, was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
CHP said authorities later found the hit-and-run driver, lying unconscious and severely injured, in a nearby area.
No other information has been released at this time.
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