Sheriff’s office releases dashcam video after woman hit, killed by deputy in a squad car

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(ABC 6 News) – The Rice County Sheriff’s Office has released the dashcam video showing the moments leading up to a woman being hit by a squad car.

According to the sheriff’s office, Sgt. Trevor Peterson was heading east on Morristown Blvd just before 2 a.m Saturday when the squad car hit a woman laying near the fog line on the road.

Deputies at the scene performed lifesaving measures, but the woman, a 52-year-old from Faribault, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dashcam video leading up to the incident has since been released. The sheriff’s office said after reviewing the video, Sgt. Peterson was driving 59 mph in a 60 mph zone.

According to a press release, Sgt. Peterson was not responding to an emergency call at the time of the incident.

"As is with any case involving law enforcement, transparency is key to gaining public trust. As such, a portion of the squad video will be released to quell any rumors."

The Minnesota State Patrol is handling the investigation into the crash.