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Buena Park police cruiser strikes, kills pedestrian

Law enforcement officials gather near the intersection of Stanton and Orangethorpe avenues in Buena Park on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. A Buena Park police officer in a marked cruiser crashed into a female pedestrian, killing her.
October 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Buena Park police officer struck and killed a woman while driving in a marked black and white K-9 unit Saturday.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Stanton and Orangethorpe avenues just after 1 a.m.

Witnesses say Katherine Tinnell, 33, of Buena Park was not in a crosswalk when the marked K-9 unit hit her.

Tinnell was pronounced dead at the scene.

The California Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.

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