Mountain lion dies after being hit by car on Highway 280 in San Mateo County

Bay City News
Sunday, September 15, 2019
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Mountain lions have been spotted in several parts of the Bay Area. Here's what you should do if you come face-to-face with a wild cat.

SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. -- A mountain lion died after being hit by a car Friday night on Interstate Highway 280 in San Mateo County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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The animal was struck by an unknown vehicle about 10 pm in southbound lanes of the freeway near State Route 92, the CHP said Saturday.

Caltrans was planning Saturday morning to remove the mountain lion's body, which had been moved to the side of the freeway.

Further details were not released.

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