PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Portsmouth police officer is on administrative leave after the patrol car he was driving hit and killed a pedestrian.
Portsmouth police spokeswoman Misty Holley tells media outlets that the accident occurred around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday.
Holley identified the victim as 60-year-old Sanasga J. Weera of Portsmouth.
Holley says the marked patrol car’s lights and siren weren’t activated and the officer wasn’t responding to a call when the vehicle hit a 60-year-old man.
The man died at the scene. The man and the officer weren’t identified.
Holley says the police department is investigating the accident.
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