- Associated Press - Monday, June 5, 2017

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Police in Alabama are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a sheriff’s deputy driving a patrol car.

The Dothan Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/2qU2CWI ) 20-year-old Quinton Cortez Samuel of Ocala, Florida, died early Monday. Dothan Police Capt. Todd David said Samuel was walking on a highway at about 1:20 a.m. when a Houston County deputy performing a routine patrol hit the man with his car.

David says the pedestrian was “walking in a dark area in the roadway” on U.S. Highway 84. He said the body has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.

Dothan police are investigating the collision. No charges were announced Monday.

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Information from: The Dothan Eagle, https://www.dothaneagle.com

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