A California Highway Patrol cruiser
A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A car fatally struck a pedestrian who ventured onto Interstate 5 near Mission Bay early Friday.

The northbound Hyundai sedan hit and killed the man north of Sea World Drive in Bay Park shortly before 2 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The pedestrian’s name was withheld pending family notification.

The freeway fatality forced lane closures in the area until about 4:30 a.m., CHP public affairs Officer Jesse Matias said.

–City News Service