A man was struck by a vehicle along northbound Interstate 805 at Sorrento Valley Boulevard, temporarily closing several lanes to traffic early Friday.
California Highway Patrol officers said the man ran into traffic after asking his girlfriend to stop their Jeep Cherokee.
“He became emotional and asked her to pull over,” said CHP Officer Sofia Mosqueda.
As the man ran into traffic, a Lexus was traveling northbound and struck the man, damaging the windshield and front right side of the vehicle.
The Lexus driver had just left his home heading to work in Orange County when the incident occurred, Mosqueda said.
The pedestrian was killed in the collision.
The driver was not injured and stayed at the scene, she said.
The man's actions appeared to be intentional, the CHP officer said.
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