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Man Killed While Stalled on Freeway

California Highway Patrol officials were investigating Saturday a traffic accident that killed a 21-year-old San Diego resident, authorities said.

Lewis Velazquez was standing in front of his car, disabled in the fast lane on southbound Interstate 5 north of E Street in Chula Vista, when another car smashed into his.

The second car, driven by Jan Chabot, 22, of Imperial Beach, was traveling 70 m.p.h. when it rear-ended Velazquez’s car about 3:20 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Because of the impact, Velazquez’s car ran over him, authorities said. He was pronounced dead on arrival at UC San Diego Medical Center.

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Chabot was taken to Chula Vista Community Hospital with minor injuries.


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