Pedestrian Hit on I-5 Causes Freeway Shutdown

By Christina London
|  Thursday, Dec 5, 2013  |  Updated 10:52 AM PDT
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San Diego police say a pedestrian was struck apparently trying to cross the freeway. The person was hit multiple times by different cars.

San Diego police say a pedestrian was struck apparently trying to cross the freeway. The person was hit multiple times by different cars.

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A dead body on Interstate 5 turned the freeway into a virtual parking lot Wednesday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a pedestrian trying to cross the freeway was hit on I-5 southbound near Cesar Chavez Parkway and the Coronado Bridge around 7:45 p.m.

Officials said the victim was struck by several cars, creating a gruesome accident scene. Officers have not been able to identify the person. Because the body was so mangled, they cannot even tell whether the person was a man or woman.

The California Highway Patrol issued a SigAlert for the area. All lanes of I-5 SB were closed, and drivers were diverted to Cesar Chavez Parkway. 

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Officers arrested one driver for suspicion of driving under the influence.

The SigAlert was cleared by 2 a.m. Thursday.


 

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