Multiple ambulances at the scene
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A man was struck by an SUV and killed while walking within traffic lanes of eastbound Interstate 8, the California Highway Patrol said Saturday.

It happened around 8 p.m. Friday east of Mission Center Road when a silver Nissan sport utility vehicle, driven by a 25-year-old woman from San Diego, struck the pedestrian, CHP Officer Jesse Matias said.

The driver remained at the scene. A toxicology report from the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office was pending to determine whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision, Matias said.

Multiple lanes were closed during the investigation. All lanes were open again at 9:35 p.m.

The cause of the crash and sequence of events were still under investigation by the CHP. The name of the dead man was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

— City News Service