Woman Dies, 2 Hurt in San Diego Freeway Crash as Driver Tries to Avoid Dog

A 53-year-old woman was killed and two other people injured Saturday when the driver of their vehicle braked to avoid hitting a dog on Highway 94 near downtown San Diego, triggering a traffic collision, authorities said.

The accident occurred in the westbound lanes of the freeway, just east of 25th Street, about 10:30 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.

A dog had wandered onto the median, and two San Diego Humane Society officers were attempting to capture it when the incident occurred. The officers’ truck was parked in the center divider.

The dog ran into traffic lanes, and the driver of a Toyota Camry braked to a halt in the fast lane, the CHP said. A Dodge Ram pickup traveling behind the Camry swerved toward the center divider to avoid the sedan.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.