By Mary O’KEEFE
A 55-year-old Montrose woman was struck and killed while walking on the eastbound lanes of the Foothill (210) freeway early Tuesday morning.
Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has released the name of the victim, Linda Georgette Saunders.
The woman had parked her car on the right shoulder of the eastbound 210 near the Ocean View Boulevard exit. She was crossing three to four lanes of oncoming traffic when she was struck at 5:20 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Powell.
“We don’t know why she was crossing at that time,” Powell said.
According to the CHP report, witnesses said the woman was in the second lane when a 2009 Honda struck her. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as a 65-year-old La Crescenta woman, did not stop at the scene.
The woman drove to Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station “within a reasonable time” after
the incident and reported that she hit something on the freeway, apparently unaware she had struck the victim, Powell said.
Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the accident; the woman was reported dead at the scene. The coroner’s office reported the woman died of multiple traumatic injuries.
The incident is still under