Driver killed in chain reaction crash on I-5 in Del Mar

Elias Hubbard
November 14, 2017

Authorities have reopened northbound lanes of Interstate 5 following a multi-vehicle crash that killed a man early Tuesday.

After the crash, the driver walked to the shoulder of the road, according to California Highway Patrol.

The couple told 10News the Corolla's driver told them he was late for work and needed to get his cell phone, but they advised him not to go to his auto. The Toyota was then hit by a SUV and at that point, the driver told the couple he was late for work and needed his phone.

Shortly after 1 a.m., CHP dispatchers received reports of the fatal crash, but it wasn't clear why the unidentified pedestrian was walking along the freeway when the person was struck by a Toyota Prius, officials said.

He died at the crash site.

The CHP issued a Sig Alert for severe traffic around 8:20 a.m., because all lanes but the far left one were blocked.

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

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.

No other information was available.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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