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Medical Examiner's Office identifies man killed on I-805

Posted at 5:02 PM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-15 20:06:07-05

CHULA VISTA (CNS) - Officials identified the man killed in a crash on Interstate 805 earlier this week as 55-year-old Victor Hugo Becerra Guevara.

The crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday on I-805 near Bonita Road.

Becerra Guevara was driving north on the freeway in his Nissan pickup when he was hit by another vehicle, according to information from the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office and the California Highway Patrol.

The force of the impact sent him careening into a truck stopped in a nearby closed-off construction zone.

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Becerra Guevara died at Scripps Mercy Hospital a few hours after the crash.

The driver who hit him was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

Officers closed lanes of northbound I-805 after the crash, leading to an hours-long traffic backup.