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Del Mar woman hit by semi, killed on I-15

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Investigators don’t know why the 32-year-old motorist got out of her car and walked into the right traffic lane as the Freightliner tractor-trailer rig approached, California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Latulippe said.
(San Diego Union-Tribune file photo)

A Del Mar woman whose car spun out of control on Interstate 15 north of Escondido early Friday, June 1, walked into the path of a big-rig and was killed, authorities said.

Investigators don’t know why the 32-year-old motorist got out of her car and walked into the right traffic lane as the Freightliner tractor-trailer rig approached, California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Latulippe said.

The woman’s name was not released.

She had been driving north on the freeway until her car spun out south of Deer Springs Road about 1:40 a.m., Latulippe said.

He said her Nissan Sentra was not damaged and stopped on the right shoulder.

Eight minutes later, the driver got out of the car and walked in front of the truck. The truck kept going, but exited at Gopher Canyon Road and its 49-year-old driver from Escondido contacted the CHP, Latulippe said.

The CHP had some lanes blocked during the investigation until about 4:50 a.m.

--Pauline Repard is a reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune


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