Driver killed in SR-78 crash in San Marcos area

CHP reports Caltrans vehicle was involved
Posted at 10:55 PM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 09:09:29-05

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (KGTV) - A 27-year-old man died Monday, after a crash on state Route 78 near Nordahl Road in San Marcos.

A parked Caltrans vehicle was hit by a pickup truck near a construction zone shortly after 7:30 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

10News learned the pickup truck's driver was killed in the crash, but no other injuries were reported.

Two right lanes were blocked on westbound SR-78 before Mission Road due to the crash, affecting nearby Interstate 15. All lanes were opened at around 11 p.m., according to Caltrans.

CHP officers told 10News beer cans were found at the scene and they are now investigating whether alcohol played a role in the crash.