Buena Park Police Patrol Car Hits, Kills Woman

View Comments ()



    A woman died after being hit by a marked Buena Park Police patrol car while crossing the street on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.

    A woman crossing or standing in a street died Saturday morning after being hit by a marked Buena Park Police patrol car, the California Highway Patrol said.

    The officer was driving a black and white K9 Unit vehicle when he fatally struck the woman at Orangethorpe and Stanton avenues in Buena Park about 1 a.m., officials said.

    Video from the scene showed a purse in the street and a shirtless man being questioned by police.

    Authorities said the handcuffed man is a friend of the victim. He yelled at officers, accusing them of murdering his friend.

    The woman died at the scene.

    Further information was not available late Saturday afternoon.

    The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

    NBC4's Reggie Kumar contributed to this report.

    More Southern California Stories:

    Follow NBCLA for the latest LA news, events and entertainment: iPhone/iPad App | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | RSS | Email Alerts