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Police say Adams County deputy in patrol car hit pedestrian who walked on highway

Posted at 10:26 AM, Jul 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-28 14:07:53-04

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A pedestrian died early Friday after he was struck by a deputy in an Adams County patrol car.

Around 1:10 a.m., officers with the Commerce City Police Department responded to the 11800 block of Highway 85 after receiving a report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a deputy with the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

Based on the preliminary investigation, police determined that a man was struck by the vehicle when he walked out onto the highway in front of the deputy.

The deputy, who was in a marked patrol car, was driving south along the 11800 block.

The pedestrian died at the scene. The deputy was not injured.

The pedestrian was identified Wednesday as 29-year-old Mitchell Cameron Martin.

The Commerce City Police Department Accident Reconstruction team is working at the scene.

This investigation is ongoing.