A box truck struck and killed a woman on Interstate 8 near Blossom Valley Monday afternoon.
The fatality occurred about 3:45 p.m. on the westbound side of the freeway, just east of Lake Jennings Park Road in the Lakeside area, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The victim, whose name was not immediately available, was in her 80s and died at the scene. Officials said she was having car trouble and that is why she was on foot on the freeway.
No other injuries were reported.
The fatality forced a temporary closure of a stretch of the far left-hand westbound lane of the freeway.