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21-year-old killed in I-5 crash near Petco Park

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Posted at 3:08 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 22:00:41-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A man was killed after crashing into a parked truck on Interstate 5 in East Village near Petco Park Monday afternoon.

The crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. on southbound Interstate 5 at Imperial Avenue, according to California Highway Patrol.

CHP says the 21-year-old victim from Calexico was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when he crashed his 2015 Nissan sedan into a parked cargo truck. CHP says the victim, who hasn't yet been identified, died at the scene.

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Southbound lanes on the interstate were briefly blocked, backing up traffic for miles into the late afternoon.

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