North Carolina woman dies after being struck by deputy’s patrol car

Published 7:52 am Tuesday, October 12, 2021

A pedestrian was killed when she was struck by a deputy’s patrol car, according to a North Carolina’s sheriff’s office.

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that the incident happened on U.S. Highway 17 near Union Bethel Road early Sunday, news outlets reported.

The woman, whose identity wasn’t released, was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel and the medical examiner. The deputy was not injured nor identified. No additional details were provided.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident and the sheriff’s office is conducting an internal investigation.

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