A Montrose woman was killed Tuesday morning after she stepped out of her car on the Foothill (210) Freeway near Ocean View Boulevard and was struck by a passing vehicle.
Linda Saunders, 55, had stopped her silver, four-door Volkswagen sedan on the right shoulder of the eastbound 210 Freeway just before the Ocean View Boulevard off ramp, said California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Powell.
She exited her vehicle and was in a traffic lane when she was struck at about 5:25 a.m.
"It is under investigation," Powell said. "We don't know why she was stopped at the time. And we don't know what she was doing out of her vehicle and in the traffic lanes."