Man killed in hit-and-run crash on SR-94

Posted at 5:55 AM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 15:37:54-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man was struck and killed by a vehicle along state Route 94 Tuesday morning, prompting lane closures on the freeway due to a hit-and-run investigation.

The crash happened at around 2 a.m. on westbound SR-94 near the 30th Street exit, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP investigators say Joseph L.B. Darby, for unknown reasons, was walking in the fast lane when he was struck by a vehicle that then sped away.

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CHP investigators did not have a description of the vehicle involved.

An abandoned Honda Accord was found several yards from where Darby was hit, but investigators do not know if the car is linked to the hit-and-run.

The crash and investigation forced the CHP to shut down two westbound SR-94 lanes, causing a traffic backup during the morning commute.