San Juan Capistrano: Woman Fatally Struck By Big Rig After Exiting Vehicle On Freeway

02.29.2020 | 3:30 AM | SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – A woman was killed after being struck by a big rig that jackknifed while trying to avoid her vehicle, early Saturday morning.

A California Highway Patrol officer was traveling on the southbound I-5 Freeway just south of Camino Capistrano when he came across a jackknifed big rig around 3:30 AM.

The officer learned that the big rig had struck a female pedestrian while attempting to avoid hitting her vehicle.

The officer began life-saving measures including CPR until firefighters arrived to take over.

Firefighter paramedics continued CPR and transported the approximately 30-year-old woman to Mission Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

The driver of the big rig was uninjured and remained on scene to cooperate with law enforcement.

Initial radio traffic indicated that a second vehicle with two individuals may have been involved and fled the scene but this information was confirmed.

Anyone with information regarding the fatal crash was urged to contact the CHP’s Capistrano Office at (949) 487-4000.

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