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San Bernardino deputy strikes and kills pedestrian with patrol car

A San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy struck and killed a pedestrian with his patrol car in the town of Bloomington on Sunday evening, officials said.

Officials from the California Highway Patrol, which is investigating the accident, said the deputy was heading south on Cedar Avenue responding to a radio call about 9:15 p.m. when a pedestrian crossed in front of him outside a marked crosswalk.

The force from the collision threw the pedestrian into the air, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

The deputy was transported to a local hospital for treatment of major injuries sustained during the accident.

The collision is under investigation, officials said. They did not immediately say whether the patrol car's sirens or lights were on.

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