1 Killed in I-5 Freeway Crash ID'd

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The person who died early Saturday in a three-vehicle collision on Interstate 5 has been identified.

Christopher Thompson, 28, was involved in a crash reported at 5:07 a.m. on northbound I-5 at Via De La Valle South, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A sedan traveling northbound on the I-5 collided with a pickup truck causing the truck to drive onto the east side of the freeway shoulder. The driver of the sedan stopped his vehicle in the roadway in order to make contact with the driver of the pickup truck. Thompson, who was driving a Suzuki motorcycle, was unable to stop before colliding with the back of the sedan. He was thrown from the motorcycle and was struck by another vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, CHP said.

All northbound traffic was stopped just south of Del Mar Heights Road and taken off the freeway at that exit, the CHP said.

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