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Pedestrian hit, killed by Collier patrol car

Posted at 10:56 AM, May 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-11 11:54:56-04

UPDATE 5/10/22: According to Florida Highway Patrol, preliminary findings show that the patrol car did not have its emergency lights on when the boy was hit. The case is still under investigation.

Our original reporting continues below:
A Collier County Sheriff's Office patrol car hit a 19-year-old boy reportedly standing in front of the vehicle's path.

Around 12 a.m. on Sunday, a CCSO patrol driver was heading North on Santa Barbara Boulevard, South of Hunter Boulevard when a pedestrian was reportedly standing near the path of the vehicle at Circle K gas station.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the CCSO patrol driver had emergency equipment activated when the pedestrian reportedly entered directly in front of the driver's path.

The vehicle collided with the 19-year-old Naples man.

FHP says the man came to rest on the right lane of Santa Barbara, and was later pronounced deceased on the scene.

FHP says the crash remains under investigation. The female deputy is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.