Investigation ongoing after Florida deputy hits, kills pedestrian

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a Seminole County deputy and a pedestrian.

Troopers said the crash happened on Snow Hill Road, near Chuluota, on Sunday evening.

They said the deputy was driving southbound on the road when the front of her marked SUV hit a female pedestrian who was standing in the southbound lane of Snow Hill Road talking to another person.

The deputy reportedly performed CPR on the victim until fire rescue officials arrived at the scene, at which the victim was pronounced dead. The victim was said to be a female from Geneva. Her age has not been released.

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Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma issued a statement in regards to the incident:

“Our sympathies go out to the families of those involved in this tragic incident that occurred along Snow Hill Road Sunday evening, in particular, the young woman who passed away. I spoke with the deputy involved who is shaken up and heartbroken, but in good health. The scene remains an active Florida Highway Patrol investigation. Our team is fully cooperating with the FHP investigation and we will do whatever we can to support the family in their time of need.”

The crash remains under investigation.

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