Police: Pedestrian dies after being hit by on-duty officer

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Authorities say a pedestrian who was struck by an on-duty police officer in Louisiana has died.

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports the pedestrian who was struck by an on-duty Baton Rouge police officer on Saturday has been identified as 51-year-old John Payne. Officials say the pedestrian was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The officer was not injured in the crash and has been placed on paid administrative leave. Police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely Jr. says speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

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