Woman Killed Trying to Save Stray Dog in Traffic

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A California woman died tragically Sunday in a freak accident after saving a stray dog from traffic.

Orange County Sheriff’s Department reports that Mara Steves, 48, was walking with her son when they spotted a dog running in traffic at a busy intersection. She managed to catch the dog and was kneeling with it on the sidewalk when two cars collided nearby. One of the vehicles ran onto the sidewalk, striking the jogger. She was declared dead at the scene.

Her son was uninjured, and witnesses saw the dog fleeing the scene of the accident. Both drivers and a passenger suffered minor injuries in the crash. All three were transported to a local hospital.


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17 thoughts on “Woman Killed Trying to Save Stray Dog in Traffic”

  1. How extremely tragic. My prayers go out to her family. There is certainly a spot in heaven for her.

  2. This is so sad. And to boot the stray dog ran off. I’m so sorry for her family’s loss. Obviously she was a good person.

  3. So sad. What a nice woman to do what she did. Prayers and thoughts are with her and her family. How unfortunate that this had to happen.

  4. What a tragedy. Our deepest sympathy and prayers sent to her family, and all who knew and loved her. may she rest in peace.

    The Comiskey Clan


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