Reynaldo Nava of Coronado pulled his disabled 1994 Toyota truck over on a patch of land separating westbound Interstate 8 and state Route 125 shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to the county Medical Examiner’s Office and California Highway Patrol.
Nava used a nearby call box to summon roadside assistance, then walked back to his vehicle. He was behind it with his back to traffic when the driver of a 2014 Chevrolet Traverse cut across the median without realizing Nava was standing there, CHP public-affairs Officer Kevin Pearlstein said.
The SUV hit Nava and his pickup. He died at the scene.
Medics took the motorist, a 27-year-old New York resident, to a hospital for an evaluation. It remained unclear this morning if she would face charges over the fatality, though intoxication was not believed to have been a factor in the crash, Pearlstein said.
—City News Service
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