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San Diego zookeeper killed on I-15 remembered

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 28-year-old man struck and killed by several vehicles after running onto Interstate 15 in the Miramar area last weekend was a senior mammal keeper at the San Diego Zoo, authorities reported Wednesday.

Adam Ruble of La Jolla was driving on the northbound side of the freeway about 10:30 p.m. Sunday when he pulled over in a center divider just south of Miramar Way, got out and "darted" in front of an oncoming SUV, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office.

That vehicle struck Ruble, as did several others moments later. He died at the scene.

It was unclear why Ruble stopped alongside the freeway and entered the traffic lanes on foot, according to the California Highway Patrol. His death was ruled an accident.

Ruble had worked at the San Diego Zoo since 2005, a spokeswoman for the Balboa Park tourist attraction said.

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