A fatal accident involving a pedestrian struck by a car on Interstate 805 shut down the freeway for hours. NBC 7's Dave Summers reports.
A fatal crash involving a pedestrian hit by a car on Interstate 805 shut down two southbound lanes of the busy freeway near Chula Vista Friday night.
California Highway Patrol officials responded to multiple reports of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on I-805 at Olympic Boulevard just before 9 p.m. When officials arrived, they found the critically injured pedestrian at the scene.
Paramedics attempted CPR but could not resuscitate the victim, who was pronounced dead at the site of the accident.
Traffic was diverted onto Telegraph Canyon Road and was at a standstill for nearly an hour while all southbound lanes were closed immediately following the crash. A SigAlert was issued in the area.
The fatal accident is under investigation. The posted speed limit on the freeway is 70 mph, and it is unclear how fast the car was traveling at the time of the collision with the pedestrian. Officials have not yet determined what the pedestrian was doing on foot on the freeway.
The car involved showed heavy damage. The windshield had a deep depression at the point of impact.
There is no word if any charges will be filed or if there were any arrests. No other cars are being sought and police said the driver who struck the pedestrian stopped and cooperated with authorities.
The name of the victim killed in this incident has not been released.