LA JOLLA (CNS) - A man stepped into the path of a moving car on a La Jolla-area freeway onramp Monday and was fatally struck.
The pedestrian was seen lying on the onramp from La Jolla Village Drive to southbound Interstate 5 after he was hit by a gray Mercedes-Benz sedan around 8 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver stopped on the roadside.
The crash prompted authorities to shut down the freeway transition ramp and issue a SigAlert.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures will persist Monday, with a red flag warning denoting a strong risk of wildfire in effect in San Diego County as officials shut off power for several thousand customers as a safety precaution.
San Diego residents were urged to be ready to evacuate if brush fires erupt in their city with high Santa Ana winds forecast for Monday and a Red Flag Warning issued for the area.
A motorist with three children in her SUV was allegedly driving under the influence when she slammed head-on into another SUV in the Rancho Bernardo area Monday morning, injuring everyone in both vehicles, police said.
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Authorities called in a mobile DNA lab and anthropologists to help identify the dead as the search went on for victims of the most destructive wildfire in California history. The overall death toll from the outbreak of fires at both ends of the state stood at 25 Sunday and appeared likely to rise.
Veterans Day fell on Sunday this year. Many government offices as well as other businesses recognize it on Monday by closing offices.
Santa Ana winds are forecast to pick up more Monday than Sunday and may continue into Wednesday as firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties work to hold the blaze within cleared containment lines and officials worry that unburned areas continue to pose potential danger.
33-year-old Daniel Manrique was killed last week inside the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. He was just days away from completing a cross-country relay run right here in San Diego. Sunday he was honored on board the USS Midway Museum.
People in East San Diego County were getting ready Sunday for a very windy week. "Santa Anas are horrific around here,” said one resident.