Fatal Accident Halts Traffic

By Sarah Grieco
|  Thursday, Apr 25, 2013  |  Updated 4:55 PM PDT
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Fatal Accident Halts Traffic

Officers investigated on northbound I-805.

A fatal car accident in National City affected morning traffic, according to California Highway Patrol.

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The accident happened around 9:30 a.m. at northbound Interstate 805 between H Street and 43rd Street.  A man was fatally struck as he attempted to cross the busy road, according to officials.

Police said he could possibly be a transient and was hit as he tried to walk across the freeway.

The 40-year-old-driver told authorities she tried to avoid the collision but could not.

Traffic was heavy in the area for nearly two hours while authorities investigated and removed the body.

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