Deputy hits, kills pedestrian responding to call

3:18 PM, Aug 11, 2012   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a pedestrian in central Florida is dead after being struck by a deputy sheriff on her way to a call.

Officials report two deputies were responding to a report of four suspects fleeing in a stolen vehicle. One of the suspects was armed.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies were in two separate cars, one traveling behind the other.

The Orlando Sentinel reports a 52-year-old man started to cross the street the deputies were driving down Friday at about 10:30 p.m. The deputy in the first vehicle was able to swerve and avoid hitting him, but the second deputy was not.

The pedestrian's name has not been released.

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