Pedestrian hit by county officer dies

The pedestrian struck by an Albemarle Police SUV near the intersection of Rio Road and Earlysville Road Tuesday night has died, according to an Albemarle County Police Department press release.

The pedestrian, identified Wednesday as 62-year-old native of El Salvador Jesus Tolentino Dominguez, was rushed to the University of Virginia Medical Center, but did not make it through the night.

Albemarle County Police officer Pamela Greenwood, the driver of the vehicle and a 10-year veteran of the force, was treated at Martha Jefferson Hospital and later released.

Virginia State Police are now investigating the incident and will release findings to the Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney's office and the Albemarle County Police Department.

Police say Officer Greenwood was not responding to an emergency call at the time of the accident and did not appear to be speeding.

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