Mountain Lion struck, killed by vehicle on Highway 280 in San Mateo County

Interstate 280. Photo: Duncan Sinfield/KTVU.

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.

The animal was struck by an unknown vehicle about 10 p.m. 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.