Woman Apparently Killed By Police Car ID'd

The CHP is investigating why a police car struck and hit a woman in Orange County

By Jason Kandel
|  Sunday, Oct 6, 2013  |  Updated 12:49 PM PDT
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A woman died after being hit by a marked Buena Park Police patrol on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.

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A 33-year-old woman was identified on Sunday as the pedestrian struck and killed when a police patrol car apparently hit her on an Orange County street.

Katherine Tinnell died Saturday after 1 a.m. at Orangethorpe Avenue and Oregon Street in Buena Park, according to a press release from the Orange County Coroner’s Office.

While authorities are not saying much about the crash, it was a marked black-and-white Buena Park Police Department K-9 car that was involved in the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol, which was investigating the crash.

Tinnell was either crossing or standing in the street when she was hit, the CHP said.

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