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Accident That Killed Monroe County Deputy Result Of Distraction

Last updated on Monday, December 1, 2008

(BLOOMINGTON) - Authorities say a 16-year-old motorist who fatally struck a Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy was distracted and didn’t see the officer.

The report claims the teen told police she saw traffic pulling past a police car, so she drove onto the shoulder, where she struck Deputy Sarah Jones.

Jones was the first fatality in the history of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

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