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Coroner IDs Woman Killed Running on I-5

The county coroner has revealed the identity of a woman who got out of a car and was hit and killed on the freeway Wednesday.

The woman who exited a vehicle, ran across the center divider of interstate 5 and was hit by an oncoming car has been identified.

Linda Von Trapp, 52, of Huntington Beach, was pronounced dead at 9:45 a.m. at Mission Hospital after the accident, according to the Orange County Coroner. She was born Nov. 24, 1960, according to the coroner's report.

The coroner estimates Von Trapp was injured at 9:14 a.m.

Tom Berney June 28, 2012 at 06:16 PM
It's sounds more like a heated argument ending in Stop the Car!! they did and this happend, I'm sure she would of calmed down after a few miles.
Peter Schelden (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Well, the car slowed down as traffic slowed, according to police. It's being investigated as a suicide, Tom.
Michael Travis June 28, 2012 at 06:28 PM
That's why whenever you have any accident or problem, ALWAYS PULL TO THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD.
Kel8856 June 28, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Than you for deleting Sam's comment. His mother would be so proud.
Peter Schelden (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 06:57 PM
No problem Kel. If you ever spot an offensive comment on Patch, flag it as inappropriate and one of our editors will take a look.
Sasha MacSween June 28, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Was the vehicle she exited from found?
Peter Schelden (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Yes, Sasha. Apparently the driver pulled over at the next off ramp and was contacted by CHP soon after.
Rebecca Lynn June 30, 2012 at 02:28 AM
I found a FaceBook page that may belong to the deceased. If so, this beautiful person left behind family, possibly a grown daughter. Why? Even if it's being investigated as a suicide, the driver must have been part of that equation, and probably the catalyst. So tragic. I wish there were more information.
ms.sc. July 01, 2012 at 06:44 AM
What a sad story...I feel for the person that hit her too.
Neil Fulton November 21, 2012 at 01:04 PM
I knew Linda and was married to her sister in 1980 . Linda was a neat person and I just found out that she lost her Father . I am trying to get in touch of her mom and Diane , My ex , to say how sorry I am . My name is Neil . But am up in Idaho now and this makes me so sad to hear on 11-21-12 . I am on Facebook if anybody knows how to get in touch of her mother or Diane . I am so sorry and praying for her now . I loved Linda , I don't think she she would hurt herself . I really don't .
Charles November 21, 2012 at 02:52 PM
So why would she run across lanes of a busy freeway? "I don't think she she would hurt herself . I really don't ."

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