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