CHP officer at crash scene
A CHP officers examines the crash area. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A male pedestrian was struck and killed Friday night while standing in the fast lane of Interstate 5 in National City.

The crash was reported at 8:45 p.m. on the northbound freeway near the Mile of Cars exit.

California Highway Patrol officers diverted traffic off the freeway while the crash was investigated.

A witness told the CHP the pedestrian was standing in the fast lane when the vehicle hit him.

The driver, whose car was heavily damaged, pulled over after the collision.

City News Service and OnScene.TV contributed to this article.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.