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Deputy Driving Patrol Car Fatally Strikes Pedestrian

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A 54-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed this weekend by a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department deputy driving his patrol vehicle heading to respond to a radio call.

The incident took place Sunday night near Cedar and Santa Ana avenues in the city of Bloomington, according to the San Bernardino County Sun.

The pedestrian, a man whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was walking east across Cedar when he was struck. The victim was thrown into the air after being struck; he was pronounced dead at the scene, adds L.A. Now.

The deputy was taken to the hospital for treatment for major injuries.

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The California Highway Patrol is investigating the fatal incident. It is not known if the deputy had his lights and sirens on when the deadly collision took place.

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