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Pedestrian killed on I-5 near San Diego County border checkpoint

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 20:21:35-05

SAN ONOFRE (CNS) - Authorities Thursday were searching for a hit-and-run motorist who struck and killed a pedestrian on Interstate 5 in the far northern reaches of San Diego County.

Dispatchers received a call shortly before 6:40 a.m. from a person who reported seeing a body off of southbound Interstate 5 just south of Cristianitos Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Smale said.

Officers responded to the area and found a pedestrian lying near the highway, Smale said, adding that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

No details about the victim or the vehicle involved were immediately available.

Officers shut down the onramp from Cristianitos Road to southbound I-5 and the right two lanes of southbound I-5 north of Basilone Road to investigate the circumstances leading up to the crash.

Anyone with information regarding the crash was asked to call the Oceanside CHP office at (760) 643-4300.