Pasco deputy strikes pedestrian in fatal accident in Port Richey

Pasco County

PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) – An unmarked Pasco Sheriff’s Office vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian Wednesday night along U.S. Highway 19, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The deputy was traveling northbound approaching Johnson Road when a 62-year-old woman walked into the path of his vehicle.

The woman died at scene.

The crash happened in the northbound lanes of U.S. 19 just south of State Road 52 at 9:04 p.m.

No charges are pending, according to a press release sent out by the FHP.

The driver of the 2015 Dodge Charger has been identified as Daniel Daugherty, 29, of New Port Richey. It’s unclear where he was headed at the time of the crash, but doesn’t appear he was on his way to a law enforcement scene.

8 On Your Side is working to get more information from the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

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