Update 12:30 p.m.
(BCN)A man who may have been toting stolen goods in a car was struck and killed on Interstate Highway 280 after a crash in Daly City this morning, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.
The incident started around 5:30 a.m. when a two-vehicle crash was reported on northbound Highway 280 near the John Daly Boulevard off-ramp, CHP Officer Michael Ferguson said.
A man in a GMC lost control of his vehicle and hit the center divide. A Honda Civic with a female driver then hit the stalled car, Ferguson said.
The Honda driver was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with a complaint of pain. She is expected to survive her injuries, the officer said.
The driver of the GMC got out of the car and tried to run away and ran across northbound lanes. According to witnesses, he realized he was above city streets and then ran back to the center divide, Ferguson said.
Once back, someone who had pulled over to help tried to tell the man to stay out of the road. The GMC driver got in a confrontation with the Good Samaritan and jumped over the center divide into a southbound lane, Ferguson said.
He was then struck by a car and killed, Ferguson said. Other vehicles also hit him.
A car that struck him did not initially stop at the scene, but the CHP believes the driver did not know that a person was hit and authorities will not be pressing charges, Ferguson said.
Anyone who was driving in that area at that time is asked to contact the CHP, he said.
Ferguson said there appears to be stolen goods in the GMC and in the possession of the deceased driver, whose name is not yet being released.
After the fatality, all southbound lanes were shut down and two northbound lanes closed.
The northbound lanes opened around 7:45 a.m. and one southbound lane was opened.
All lanes reopened just before 11 a.m., Ferguson said.
Update 10:40 a.m. From CHP: Severe traffic alert and emergency road closure continues on I-280 southbound between San Jose Ave (San Francisco) and John Daly Blvd (Daly City). Left and center lanes closed until 1 PM.
There’s a severe traffic alert resulting from a fatal accident early this morning on I-280 Southbound before John Daly Blvd in Daly City. All but one lanes are closed. Consider using alternate routes, CHP says.
The Chronicle reports the incident is a “suspected hit-and-run fatality … involving a victim who left a car and was trying to cross the freeway at John Daly Boulevard in Daly City, according to the California Highway Patrol …. (W)itnesses said the victim got out of a car about 5:30 a.m. and was trying to cross the freeway before being hit, according to the CHP.”
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