An unidentified driver died Friday after slamming into a semi-truck that jackknifed on the freeway near Kensington. Photo via OnScene.TV.

A 76-year-old motorist was killed early Friday when her SUV crashed into a big rig that had jackknifed and slid sideways to a halt across a rain-slick freeway on the southern edge of Mission Valley.

The San Diego woman’s northbound Honda CR-V struck the stalled tractor- trailer on state Route 15 just south of Interstate 8 about 2:15 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Paramedics took the motorist to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, CHP public affairs Officer Salvador Castro said. Her name was withheld pending family notification.

The trucker, a 27-year-old San Bernardino County man, was unhurt, Castro said.

The fatal wreck left all northbound lanes of SR-15 block in the area for about 3 1/2 hours.

Updated at 12:20 pm. March 4, 2022

–City News Service, Inc.