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Officer in patrol car fatally strikes pedestrian in Pompano Beach

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Posted at 4:46 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 04:46:44-05

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Officials say a Florida police officer's patrol car fatally struck a pedestrian who was crossing a street on Tuesday.

A Broward Sheriff's Office news release says the Fort Lauderdale officer was driving his marked patrol car as he approached an intersection around 9 p.m.

Officials say the light was green when 30-year-old Francisco Valdez-Villacres attempted to cross the street and was struck by the police vehicle.

Authorities say Pompano Beach Fire Rescue took Valdez-Villacres to a nearby hospital, where he died.

No charges or citations were immediately reported against the officer.