Naples man, 19, dies after being hit by Collier County Sheriff's Office SUV early Sunday

Michael Braun
Naples Daily News

A 19-year-old Naples man was killed Sunday when he was hit by a Collier County Sheriff's Office SUV in Golden Gate in Collier County.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported the fatal crash Sunday happened shortly after midnight.

Troopers said the Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle driven by a 33-year-old female deputy was northbound on Santa Barbara in the left lane, south of Hunter with emergency equipment activated.

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The teen was in the parking lot of the Circle K convenience store at 1998 Santa Barbara and was hit when he walked in front of the Sheriff's Office vehicle as it approached his location.

He died at the scene.

The driver of the Sheriff's Office unit was not hurt, troopers said.

The Sheriff's Office said the agency's Professional Responsibility Bureau will investigate to determine if any CCSO policies or procedures were not followed. 

The Sheriff's Office also said the crash remains an active investigation by Florida Highway Patrol and referred questions about the crash to that agency.

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