NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) – A person was struck and killed on Interstate 5 in the National City area in what is being investigated as a possible hit-and-run collision.
The crash was reported at around 4:45 a.m. on northbound I-5 near Division Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP said an unidentified person apparently ran from the right shoulder of the freeway toward the center divider before being struck by at least one vehicle.
Due to the emergency response and investigation, the CHP called for the closure of at least northbound two lanes.
The lane closures led to heavy traffic during the busy morning commute, with the backup on northbound I-5 stretching just south of state Route 54 into Chula Vista.