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Pedestrian Killed by Buena Park Police Car

An investigation was underway Saturday after a police cruiser struck and killed a pedestrian in Buena Park, authorities said.

Shortly after midnight, the pedestrian was struck near Orangethorpe Ave. and Oregon Street, according to Buena Park police.

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The pedestrian who was struck and killed by a Buena Park police cruiser was identified Sunday as 33-year-old Katherine Tinnell, according to the Orange County Coroner’ office.

Tinnell was killed around 1 a.m. Saturday near Orangethorpe Ave. and Oregon Street.

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A Buena Park police officer responds to the scene (KTLA)

It was not known where she lived, a press release from the coroner’s office said.

It appeared Tinnell had been lying in the street when the cruiser drove by, Buena Park police said.

The officer saw an object in the road and tried to swerve, but it was too late, police told KTLA 5.

Buena Park police asked the California Highway Patrol to lead the investigation.

The officer involved in the crash was not injured.

An investigation was underway Saturday after a police cruiser struck and killed a pedestrian in Buena Park, authorities said.

Shortly after midnight, the pedestrian was struck near Orangethorpe Ave. and Oregon Street, according to Buena Park police.

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A Buena Park police officer responds to the scene (KTLA)

It appeared the victim was lying in the road, police said.

The officer saw an object in the road and tried to swerve, but it was too late.

Buena Park police asked the California Highway Patrol to lead the investigation.

The officer was not injured.

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