An ambulance arrives at the scene of the accident on Interstate 5. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Updated at 12 p.m. Oct. 18, 2016

Authorities sought Tuesday to determine how and why a Los Angeles man wound up tumbling to his death off the back of a recreational vehicle traveling along Interstate 5 in Solana Beach.

Witnesses described seeing the 26-year-old Woodland Hills resident riding on the back of the northbound motor home shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday, then stepping off onto the roadway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man, whose name was withheld pending family notification, rolled across the pavement and came to rest in a lane just north of Via de la Valle, where he was run over by four vehicles, including two big rigs. He died at the scene.

The driver of the camper continued on and left the area, CHP public- affairs Officer Jim Bettencourt said. Witnesses were not able to provide the license plate number of the RV, its make or model, or a detailed description of the vehicle.

Investigators believe the person behind the wheel of the RV might not have even been aware that the man was clinging to the back of it, Bettencourt said.

Anyone with information about the fatality was asked to call the CHP at (760) 643-3400.

— City News Service

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