Man fatally struck on I-5 Near Old Town

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A 26-year-old Bonita resident was killed when he crashed his truck and then got out and walked into the path of a car on an Interstate 5 interchange near Old Town, authorities reported Monday.

The man lost control of his pickup on the connector from eastbound Interstate 8 to southbound I-5 for unknown reasons about 9 p.m. Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The vehicle overturned and rolled over, coming to rest on its wheels in the roadway, CHP public-affairs Officer Sal Castro said. The driver then exited the damaged truck, jumped over a center-divider wall and walked onto northbound I-5, directly in the path of an Acura sedan.

The man, whose name has been withheld pending family notification, died at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

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