PERINTON, N.Y. (WROC) — A man is dead after he was struck by a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle near Pittsford Palmyra Road and Moseley Road in Perinton early Friday morning.
According to authorities, a 32-year-old Perinton resident was crossing Route 31 when he was hit by a marked police vehicle that was on routine patrol.
Police have not released the name of the deputy involved pending the investigation.
The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Officials say the deputy was observing a suspicious vehicle that was parked across Moseley Road when he hit the pedestrian. He was not on call at the time.
Investigators say the deputy involved turned on his body-camera right before he began to provide life-saving measures to the man he struck. The victim ultimately succumbed to his injuries at Strong Hospital.
Police are working to notify the family of the dead individual before releasing his name.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office say an independent investigation on the speed of the patrol vehicle. There was no alcohol found in the deputy’s body at the time of the incident.
“Our priority at this time is to inform all the family members, both the deputy and the victim of this crash,” MCSO Chief Deputy Michael Fowler said. “We are very early into this investigation process. There is nothing good here. This will take days to go through.”
Access to Pittsford Palmyra Road on Highway 31 and Moseley Road was blocked off to traffic pending this investigation. Police officials have since reopened the all four ways of the intersection.
“The deputy is not concerned about our inside investigation, he is still trying to process that someone’s life was lost,” Fowler said. “It is very clear that the deputy is shaken up, the video footage shows that.”
In the days that follow, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will be examining the black box of the vehicle, the amount of damage and interviewing all parties involved at the scene of the crash.
A separate investigation will be conducted by the New York Attorney Generals Office.
Investigators were at the scene of the crash from around 3-7 a.m.
An update on this investigation is expected to be released by officials within the next 24 hours.
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