A motorcyclist was killed early Thursday morning in a hit-and-run crash while riding on northbound Interstate 5 in the Midtown area.
The crash happened around 1 a.m. just south of the Washington St. exit.
According to the CHP, the solo motorcyclist lost control for an unknown reason and was ejected from the bike.
As he lay in one of the lanes, the rider was hit by a black, full-sized Dodge Ram pickup truck, which did not stop after the collision.
The motorcyclist died from the injuries.
CHP officers had to close down the highway for a couple of hours while they investigated the scene of the crash.
Officials have not identified the person killed in the crash.
Traffic was diverted traffic off to Pacific Highway. The lanes were reopened by 6 a.m. If you have any information about this crash, the CHP asks that you call 619-220-5492.