An investigation is underway after a woman was hit and killed by a Memphis Police Department patrol car - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

An investigation is underway after a woman was hit and killed by a Memphis Police Department patrol car

An investigation is underway after a woman was hit and killed by a Memphis Police Department patrol car last night.

Sixty-four-year-old Mary Durant was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer involved in the accident is now relieved of his duties with pay, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Sergeant Vince Higgins said that the investigation shows that Durant stepped off into the pathway of the patrol car as it was westbound on Chelsea.

Residents say this accident marks the third  time in the past two years that a pedestrian has been hit by a car in the area .

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