Pedestrian struck, killed by car off southbound I-5 at La Jolla Village Drive

Posted at 8:56 AM, Oct 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-24 15:09:41-04

SAN DIEGO - A man stepped into the path of a moving car on a La Jolla-area freeway onramp Monday morning and was fatally struck.

The pedestrian was seen lying on the onramp from La Jolla Village Drive to southbound Interstate 5 after he was hit by a gray Mercedes-Benz sedan around 8 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver stopped on the roadside and was questioned by CHP officers.

The crash prompted authorities to shut down the freeway transition ramp and issue a Sig Alert.

Authorities reopened the ramp at 11:15 a.m.

The CHP says drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash.