MPD officer involved in fatal crash

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Memphis police cruiser early Saturday morning.

Investigators said the officer was traveling northbound on South Third at Essex at 2:10 a.m. when the pedestrian was struck.

The pedestrian, who witnesses said was a woman, was reportedly walking across South Third when the crash occurred.

The pedestrian who has not been identified, was transported to The MED in critical condition, and later died.

The officer involved in the crash has been relieved of duty while the incident is under investigation.

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