Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Highway 52 in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA (February 28, 2019) – A 51-year-old woman was killed in a pedestrian crash early Thursday morning on Highway 52 in San Diego.
The fatal incident happened around 4:24 a.m. along the eastbound lanes of the highway at Genesee Avenue.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the woman was walking eastbound on Highway 52 when she was struck by an oncoming Toyota Camry. She suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Information on her identity has been withheld pending next of kin notification.
The victim was reportedly wearing a backpack and flip-flops distributed to patients of Sharp Memorial Hospital at the time of the crash, so investigators were looking into whether the woman was recently a patient.
The Camry’s driver stopped after the crash but was subsequently struck by another vehicle. The second vehicle also stayed at the scene and both drivers were cooperating with investigators.
A SigAlert was issued in the area, blocking all eastbound lanes of the freeway. Around 6:00 a.m., one lane had reopened and traffic was moving at a crawl. All lanes were reopened just before 7:00 a.m.
Alcohol or drugs were not believed to be factors in the crash. Further investigation is underway.
We hope the family and friends of the victim are surrounded by steadfast and comforting support as they grieve for the loss of their loved one.
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