SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A Chula Vista woman is dead and a man has been charged following a hit-and-run crash in the Carmel Mountain area early Thursday morning.
The fatal crash happened just before 2 a.m. on northbound I-15 at Ted Williams Parkway and State Route 56.
California Highway Patrol says a 30-year-old man was driving a Ford pickup when he collided with a Toyota sedan driven by a 55-year-old woman.
The Ford pick-up became disabled within the traffic lanes when it was struck by a Kia Sedan driven by a 51-year-old man from Desert Hot Springs.
The driver of the Ford fled the scene on foot and after an extensive search was found by the San Diego Police Department.
The woman in the Toyota suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Kia was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital with minor injuries.
All lanes were reopened by 6 a.m., but severe traffic backup was still being reported in the area of Carmel Mountain Rd. (TRAFFIC MAP)