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Officials: Woman dies after being hit by deputy's patrol car

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Feb 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-24 18:00:32-05

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida deputy struck and killed a woman with a patrol car on a dark road. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office say the deputy was on patrol early Thursday morning when the female pedestrian walked in front of the vehicle.

Officials say the deputy attempted to swerve, but the car’s right front bumper struck the woman, causing her to slide up the hood and windshield before falling to the road. Paramedics responded, and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

No physical injuries were reported to the deputy. Officials didn’t immediately identify the deceased woman or the deputy. Traffic homicide detectives are investigating the crash.