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Driver Killed in Mysterious Interstate 15 Solo Crash near Miramar Identified: CHP

One lane was blocked and traffic was heavily backed up as officers responded.

The driver killed in a mysterious traffic collision on Interstate 15 Thursday afternoon has been identified as a San Diego woman.

California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer Jake Sanchez said Thursday that a woman, identified Friday as 59-year-old Kimberly Lynn Bryan, somehow managed to get out of her moving car, a yellow Jeep, and onto the road.

The crash happened shortly after 12 p.m. on southbound I-15, just north of State Route 163 by Miramar Way.

Sanchez said Bryan was then hit by at least one car in traffic.

Bryan's Jeep kept rolling for a quarter of a mile before it struck the center median and came to a rest.

At one point, the woman may have been on the ground, Sanchez said.

“We’re not sure if she was struck at that point by a vehicle or if she was able to get up and then was struck," Sanchez said.

It is unclear how many times she was hit, Sanchez said.

Bryan was transported to an area hospital but later died.

Sanchez said officers are still investigating and continue to look for possible witnesses who may have seen the incident but could not stop. One lane was blocked for about 90 minutes and traffic was heavily backed up as officers responded.

"If somebody were to witness this, this is something very traumatic, if somebody is struck by a vehicle it generally is going to cause major to fatal injuries, and it could be something that somebody could take to heart," Sanchez said.

Anyone who may have any information on the incident or may have witnessed the incident can call CHP at 619-220-5492.

No other information was available.

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