An investigation is underway after a police car fatally hit a person walking near an assisted living facility.
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The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a fatal car-pedestrian crash involving a marked Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle, which occurred in the Town of Hyde Park at approximately 7:30 pm on Thursday.
Deputies responded to State Route 9G at the intersection with Elks Lane in Hyde Park for a report of a car-pedestrian crash involving a patrol vehicle. The crash took place near the Hyde Park Assisted Living Facility, according to Google Maps.
The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital where they were later pronounced dead, police say. Police did not release the name, age, gender or hometown of the deceased.
The investigation is continuing by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau in conjunction with the New York State Police and New York State Attorney General’s Office.
"The participation in the investigation by the Attorney General is standard practice and required by law whenever there is a death with law enforcement involvement," the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office stated.
The deputy was uninjured. The details of the crash are still under investigation and at this time no charges have been filed, police say.
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