SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - A woman believed to have caused a crash on northbound Interstate 5 in the Solana Beach area Friday morning ran to the southbound lanes and was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a two-vehicle crash was reported just before 4:15 a.m. on the northbound lanes of I-5 near Lomas Santa Fe Drive.
CHP officials said a Hyundai sedan rear-ended another vehicle driven by a 58-year-old man, but after both vehicles stopped, the Hyundai's female driver ran across the lanes to the southbound side.
However, after jumping over the center-divider, the woman was hit by a Ford Fiesta as she tried to cross the southbound lanes. She was declared dead at the scene.
Officers don't know why the woman ran across lanes.
The crash and pedestrian fatality tied up traffic on both sides of the freeway, with at least two lanes blocked on southbound I-5 and the Lomas Santa Fe Drive onramp on the northbound side shut down due to the incident.
All lanes were reopened at about 8 a.m.