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First mountain lion to cross 10-lane freeway near Santa Monica Mountains NRA hit, killed by car

A four-year-old mountain lion who successfully traversed the 405 Freeway just last June was struck and killed near the Sepulveda Pass early Saturday, the National Park Service said.

The male cat, known to local wildlife scientists as P-61, was the first GPS-collared mountain lion to cross the 10-lane freeway during the 17 years experts have studied the animals in and around the Santa Monica Mountains.

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