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Woman struck by Buena Park police car was lying in road

Monday, October 07, 2013
Katherine Tinnell is seen in this photo provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Katherine Tinnell is seen in this photo provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. (KABC Photo)

Authorities say a woman who was struck by a police cruiser in Buena Park was already lying in the roadway.

Police say a Buena Park Police Department patrol car was headed westbound on Orangethorpe Avenue approaching Oregon Street Saturday at about 1 a.m. when the officer noticed a body on the road.

The woman was identified as 33-year-old Katherine Tinnell.

"The officer had no time to react and struck Ms. Tinnell," according to a police report.

It's not yet known if Tinnell was alive at the time she was struck by the police vehicle. Police do not know why she was lying in the roadway.

The investigation is ongoing.

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