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July 28, 2010
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Sleeping homeless woman run over by cruiser dies

The woman was lying under blankets on the grass when the cop drove through the park

AJC.com

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was struck by a police cruiser in a Cincinnati park.

State Highway Patrol Sgt. Matt Hamilton says a Cincinnati police officer was patrolling Washington Park on Tuesday when he hit 48-year-old Joann Burton, who was lying under blankets on the grass. She was taken to a hospital, where police say she was pronounced dead less than an hour after the officer called for help.

Dozens of people gathered in the park for a memorial service Tuesday night.

Read more on AJC.com.






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