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Woman Killed Stepping From Stalled Vehicle On 405 Freeway

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49-year-old Rosa Margarita Montiel of Tehachapi was fatally struck Saturday by a Toyota Camry as she got out of a stalled vehicle on the northbound 405 Freeway in Mission Hills, said the California Highway Patrol, reports CBS Local.

The accident happened around 2:15 a.m. just south of the freeway’s junction with the Golden State 5 Freeway, according to the CHP and a spokesman from the coroner’s office.

The stalled vehicle was on the shoulder of the freeway, but Montiel apparently walked into traffic, according to the CHP, where she was struck and killed by a Camry driven by a 31-year-old Lancaster resident.