Fatal Crash on I-5 in Del Mar Slows Morning Commute - NBC 7 San Diego

Fatal Crash on I-5 in Del Mar Slows Morning Commute



    Slow Commute in Del Mar Following Fatal Crash

    NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian reports on conditions along I-5 northbound as of 6 a.m. Tuesday.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017)

    A deadly traffic crash on the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Del Mar caused delays for commuters Tuesday morning. 

    The crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. near the Via De La Valle exit.

    According to the California Highway Patrol, a La Mesa man lost control of his Toyota Corolla and hit the highway's center divide. 

    He got out of the car and walked safely to the side. 

    Moments later, a black Mercedes hit the Toyota, which was still in traffic lanes. 

    The CHP said the 27-year-old La Mesa man walked back onto the highway for an unknown reason and was struck by a white Jeep. 

    He died at the crash site. 

    The CHP closed northbound lanes while crews cleared debris from the roadway.

    About half a mile south of that collision, a pickup truck crashed into several vehicles about 4:45 a.m. 

    The pickup lost both axles.

    No injuries were reported in that crash.

    A third crash occurred about 5:15 am. on the northbound lanes of I-5 near the Del Mar Heights exit. The CHP cleared the crash about half an hour later. 

    No other information was available.

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