Deputy Involved in Deadly Pedestrian Accident on State Road 50 in Ocoee, Florida
OCOEE, FL. – According to an online news report published by mynews13.com, a sheriff’s deputy was involved in a deadly pedestrian accident that occurred on State Road 50 in Ocoee, Florida. The deputy reportedly ran into a person walking on the roadway, and the victim was tragically killed.*
The incident occurred in the late evening in the area of Blackwood Avenue on State Road 50. The Ocoee Police Department and News 13 report that an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy was traveling home at approximately 9 p.m. after finishing a shift. The deputy was no longer on duty but was driving in a marked sheriff’s vehicle.
At the crossing of State Road 50 and Blackwood, the deputy ran into a pedestrian. It is not clear what direction the deputy had been traveling prior to the collision or where the pedestrian had been walking. The report does not say whether the pedestrian was inside a crosswalk or a lane of travel.
News 13 reports that the pedestrian tragically died at the scene. No identifying information about the victim has yet been released by investigators. It is not clear if the deputy was injured in the accident. The deputy was also not identified in the news report.
The Ocoee Police Department is handling the investigation, and officers have not reported on a suspected cause of the crash. Crews shut down the intersection in the city for several hours after the accident to allow on-scene investigation. No further information had been released at the time the News 13 report was posted online.
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