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Riverside sheriff's deputy strikes, kills pedestrian in early morning crash

From OnScene.tv: On May 25, 2023, at 3:54 AM, an on-duty Riverside County Sheriff's Deputy was involved in a collision with a pedestrian in the area of Cactus Avenue and Heacock Street in Moreno Valley. The deputy was not operating his vehicle in an emergency response mode at the time of the collision. Deputies immediately rendered medical aid to the pedestrian until paramedics arrived. Paramedics pronounced the pedestrian deceased at the scene. California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded and assumed the investigation.
A woman was struck and killed by a Riverside County sheriff's deputy driving a patrol vehicle Thursday in the area of Cactus Avenue and Heacock Street in Moreno Valley, according to authorities. The deputy was not driving "in an emergency response mode" at the time of the collision. (OnScene.tv)

A woman was struck and killed by a Riverside County sheriff's deputy driving a patrol vehicle, according to authorities.

The crash occurred around 3:54 a.m. Thursday in the area of Cactus Avenue and Heacock Street in Moreno Valley.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Wenndy Brito-Gonzalez said the woman was walking in the roadway when she was hit. The deputy was not driving "in an emergency response mode" when the crash happened, according to authorities.

After the crash, the deputy got out of the vehicle and provided medical aid until paramedics arrived, Brito-Gonzalez said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. No additional details were immediately available.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.