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SUV hits, kills man on I-5 near Downtown San Diego

Posted at 9:09 AM, Sep 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-22 15:11:24-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) — A 23-year-old man died Thursday when a vehicle struck him as he was walking on Interstate 5 in the Banker's Hill area.

A Kia SUV hit the pedestrian at about 6 a.m. on the northbound side of the freeway near West Hawthorn Street, just north of downtown San Diego, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Paramedics took the man to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name was withheld pending family notification.

No other injuries were reported.

The accident prompted a closure of two lanes on the freeway in the area for about an hour, CHP public-affairs Officer Jesse Matias said.

The pedestrian fatality was the second to occur on a San Diego freeway over a period of less than six hours. Shortly before 12:30 a.m., a car struck and killed a woman on eastbound Interstate 8 near Presidio Park in Mission Valley, the CHP reported.

Late Wednesday morning, yet another pedestrian, described only as male, was fatally injured when a car struck him on state Route 94 near 25th Street in Golden Hill area, according to the Highway Patrol.