HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – A pedestrian was killed Saturday in Sunset Beach when he was struck by a Huntington Beach police officer in a Ford Explorer responding to a radio call.
The pedestrian was identified as 45-year-old Derrick Deon Flanders of Rancho Palos Verdes, according to Orange County sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Steinle.
The crash occurred about 5:40 a.m. in the area of North Pacific Avenue and Broadway, the California Highway Patrol reported. The area is in the city of Huntington Beach.
Paramedics took him to a hospital, where he died from his injuries, the CHP said in a press release.
The officer was identified as 22-year-old Robert M. in the press release.
The CHP was investigating the crash because a city of Huntington Beach vehicle was involved, the press release said. The investigators were still looking into the circumstances leading up to the crash.
Anyone who witnessed the crash was asked to call the CHP Westminster office during business hours at 714-892-4426.