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Man killed after leaving his car and walking into I-5 traffic after crash, CHP says

A man was killed when he exited his vehicle and walked into traffic after crashing into the Interstate 5 median divider early Sunday, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Just after 1 a.m., CHP officers responded to a call and arrived to find a man fatally injured in the No. 3 lane of northbound I-5 near Florin Road, according to a news release by CHP’s South Sacramento office.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Dante Jacob Daprato, an 18-year-old West Sacramento man.

Officers determined that Daprato had exited his vehicle, a black Volkswagen, after striking the center divider. He then walked out into lanes of northbound I-5, where he was fatally struck by a box truck and then hit again by a tractor trailer, according to the collision report.

A 28-year-old Stockton man in a 2018 Isuzu box truck struck and killed the pedestrian, according to the release. The driver was not arrested.

CHP’s accident report notes the weather conditions were “dense fog and cold.”

All lanes of northbound I-5 were closed for investigation, with traffic fully reopened by about 6 a.m., CHP said.