Officer fatally strikes pedestrian with patrol vehicle

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STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say a Statesville officer in a marked patrol vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian.

Local media outlets report the collision occurred shortly around midnight Friday. Iredell County emergency responders pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved.

Neither the victim’s nor the officer’s name has been released.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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