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Pedestrian fatally hit by San Diego sheriff's deputy cruiser

A pedestrian died early Tuesday in San Marcos after being hit by a San Diego County Sheriff's Department patrol vehicle.

A deputy had just pulled out of a parking lot to follow a suspected drunk driver in the northern San Diego County community when a pedestrian stepped into the darkened street in an area not marked as a crosswalk, the sheriff's department said.

The incident, which occurred about 1:30 a.m., is under investigation.

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