Mountain lion killed trying to cross Glendale freeway

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
A mountain lion was struck and killed by a car on the 2 Freeway in Glendale on Monday, Sept. 9, 2014.
A mountain lion was struck and killed by a car on the 2 Freeway in Glendale on Monday, Sept. 9, 2014.
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GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- A mountain lion was struck and killed by a car on the 2 Freeway in Glendale on Monday night.

Authorities received a call about a possible dead deer on the southbound 2 Freeway about a mile north of Mountain Street at 8:24 p.m. But when officers arrived on scene, they found a mountain lion in the roadway.

Police believe the large cat was trying to cross the freeway when it was struck by a car.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife responded to the scene at 9:53 p.m. to remove the mountain lion's body.

It's unclear what happened to the driver.