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Coroner identifies pedestrian struck, killed by Lexington police cruiser

Pedestrian struck by Lexington police cruiser

A pedestrian was struck by a Lexington police cruiser around 2:30 Wednesday morning on Euclid Avenue near Woodland Avenue.
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A pedestrian was struck by a Lexington police cruiser around 2:30 Wednesday morning on Euclid Avenue near Woodland Avenue.

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Lexington police cruiser early Wednesday, according to police.

The 50-year-old man, identified as Dave Miles, died just before 3 a.m. Wednesday at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office. The cause of death was ruled multiple blunt-force injuries.

The accident occurred about 2:30 a.m. on Euclid Avenue near Woodland Avenue, according to police. The officer, who wasn’t injured, was responding to a request by another officer for assistance on a traffic stop. The officer’s lights and sirens were not being used.

The body-worn camera of the officer involved was working, according to police.

The investigation continues, and the police department’s public integrity unit will conduct an internal review, according to the department.

The officer, whose name has not been released, was assigned to administrative duty pending the investigation’s outcome.

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