Solana Beach man, 46, struck and killed on I-5 in Encinitas

Crash occurred a little before midnight Sunday on north I-5 near Santa Fe Drive, where victim was reportedly walking in freeway lane

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A driver struck and killed a 46-year-old Solana Beach man late Sunday night as the victim was walking on Interstate 5 in Encinitas, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred about 11:50 p.m. on north I-5 approaching Santa Fe Drive, California Highway Patrol spokesperson Officer Hunter Gerber said in a news release.

The victim, whose name was not released, was walking in the second lane from the left when he was struck by a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Gerber said. He died at the scene.

The Jeep’s driver, a 50-year-old man from Los Angeles County, remained at the scene and was uninjured in the crash, Gerber said. Investigators do not believe he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Investigators closed portions of the roadway until about 2:30 a.m. Monday. Anyone with information about the collision, or anyone who may have witnessed it, was asked to call the Highway Patrol’s Oceanside-area office at (760) 643-3400.