According to police, a pedestrian died of the personal injuries he suffered when he was struck by the patrol car of a Fayetteville police officer on August 15.
Police say that at approximately 10:45 p.m., the officer, whose name has not yet been released, was traveling on Grove Street when he collided with a man who stepped in front of his cruiser.
The officer immediately called for medical assistance and attempted to revive the man, but was unsuccessful, according to police.
Police were unable to immediately identify the man as he had no identification on him.
An internal investigation is being conducted by the Fayetteville Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards. Simultaneous investigations are being conducted by the North Carolina Highway Patrol and members of the Fayetteville Police Department’s Traffic Unit.
The officer has been placed on administrative duty during the investigation.