Sleeping homeless woman run over by cruiser dies
The woman was lying under blankets on the grass when the cop drove through the park
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.
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