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Woman killed after rescuing dog from traffic


A makeshift memorial was constructed Sunday night in honor of a California woman who was struck by a car and killed after rescuing a dog that had wandered into traffic.

Mara Steves, 48, of Laguna Niguel, had coaxed the dog off the highway and was kneeling with it on the corner when two cars collided nearby, one of which went off the road and struck her.

Friends and family decorated the corner with flowers, candles and notes in memory of Steves, a mother of two.

The dog, who wasn’t believed to be the cause of the accident, was not injured and reportedly made its way back home, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Steves was a former PTA president at a local elementary school, was jogging when she saw the dog in the road, a sheriff’s department official said.


Comment from toni
Time February 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I pray for her family.. what a terrible accident! Please slow down…I am sure the person who killed this women wish they had a second chance to just drive slower. so before you have to pray for a second chance … just slow down!

Comment from Deeanna
Time February 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Rest in peace & God Bless,

Comment from Starla
Time February 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

How sad that such a kind and caring woman was taken from her family & friends in such a horrible way. I know she will be missed by all who love her. (and by the animals she would have helped if she were still here) Sending my heartfelt sympathy.

Comment from jonathan gilbert
Time February 17, 2011 at 9:42 am

She is an hero who saved an angel..

Comment from Julie
Time April 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Why do bad things always happen to good people. There is a very special place in heaven for her. She was a hero.