Florida deputy's cruiser strikes, kills 62-year-old woman

Posted at 8:09 AM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 08:09:53-04

PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says a pedestrian is dead after being struck by an unmarked sheriff's office cruiser.

Sgt. Steve Gaskins said in a news release that 29-year-old Deputy Daniel Daugherty was driving north along U.S. 19 in Port Richey on Wednesday night when a 62-year-old woman walked into the path of his vehicle. She died at the scene.

The news release says no charges are pending.

The woman's name has not been released.