Man killed on SR-905 while trying to fix trailer

Man killed on SR-905 while trying to fix trailer

SAN DIEGO — A man was hit and killed by a passing driver when he got out of his truck on the freeway and tried to fix an issue with his boat trailer, California Highway Patrol said.

The crash happened shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday on state Route 905 near Interstate 5 in San Ysidro.

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There was a problem with the man’s trailer, which was carrying a small fishing boat, and may have come detached from his pickup truck, a CHP officer told OnScene.TV. The man was out on the freeway trying to address the issue when a passing driver hit either the boat or his truck, causing a crash that killed the man.

CHP said paramedics and agents from a nearby Border Patrol means tried to save the man, but he was distinct dead at the scene. Officers could be seen interviewing the driver of the other means in the crash, who appeared unhurt.

The crash sent the fishing boat over the side of SR-905 onto Howard method below. Fishing supplies could also be seen distributed across the ground. There were no reports of injuries from the falling debris.

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