Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Semi-Truck

Witnesses say the pedestrian may have ran into traffic in downtown San Diego

By Monica Garske
|  Thursday, Mar 14, 2013  |  Updated 8:38 PM PDT
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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Semi-Truck

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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a semi-truck in downtown San Diego Thursday night, CHP officials confirmed.

The fatal incident happened near the northbound Interstate 5 ramp at 6th Avenue at around 6:45 p.m.

CHP officials said witnesses reported the pedestrian darted into traffic as the semi-truck approached the area.

The semi-truck pulled over following the collision and waited for officials to arrive. The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene.

Rights lanes near the scene were temporarily blocked to traffic, causing some slowing.

CHP officials say there are no traffic cameras in the area. The investigation is ongoing.

The lanes had reopened by 8:40 p.m.

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