Pedestrian hit and killed on northbound I-5 near La Jolla

Patrol car

A pedestrian walking on the freeway was struck by a vehicle and killed on northbound Interstate 5 near La Jolla the morning of Jan. 6, authorities said.

A Mazda SUV struck the pedestrian, who was walking in a traffic lane, around 5:50 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol, which reported that the crash occurred on I-5 near La Jolla Parkway and State Route 52.

An unknown number of other vehicles also hit the man, who died before he could be taken to a hospital, a CHP
representative said.

No information about the person who died was released.

Two lanes were shut down and a traffic alert was issued at 6:20 a.m. Lanes were reopened around 10:15 a.m.

Anyone who witnessed the crash was asked to call the CHP at (858) 293-6000. ◆