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Harbor Police Investigating Fatal Vehicle Collision

On January 19, 2022 at 6:08 p.m., the Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a witness about a vehicle which had just collided with pedestrians.

Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle traveling westbound at a high rate of speed, near 5000 North Harbor Drive, when it struck two pedestrians who were crossing the street. The Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department, San Diego Police Department, and San Diego Fire Department responded to the scene. The victims, a male and female both between 55 and 65 years of age, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, a male between 35 and 45 years of age, remained at the scene of the collision. The incident is under investigation.

For questions, please contact Sergeant T.D. De La Peña at 619.686.6568. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Harbor Police non-emergency line at 619.686.6272.

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.


Port of San Diego Public Safety protects and oversees the safety of our dynamic San Diego Bay waterfront—land and sea.

Port Public Safety is responsible for safeguarding waterfront parks and land, maintaining homeland security and collaborating with agency partners to deter crime locally and abroad. Through the Harbor Police Department, the Port provides for the safety of our communities and resources along San Diego Bay and at San Diego International Airport, and is seen as a global leader in maritime and aviation public safety.