Fatal car collision causes temporary I-5 closure near border

SAN DIEGO — A person was hit and killed by a vehicle Tuesday near the U.S.-Mexico border, temporarily shutting down a portion of a major freeway, first responders said.

Northbound I-5 at Via De San Ysidro, all lanes have been reopened to traffic.

Around 8:25 p.m., officers responded to a report of a collision on northbound Interstate 5 at West San Ysidro Boulevard in San Ysidro, according to California Highway Patrol’s dispatch. San Diego fire officials confirmed the pedestrian had been fatally struck by a vehicle in either the first or second lane.

All lanes on northbound I-5 at Via De San Ysidro have since been reopened after being shut down for over an hour, California Department of Transportation tweeted at 10:13 p.m.

No other information was provided by first responders.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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