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Accident victim killed by responding police officer after running him over with vehicle (video)

By Mason White 4:27 PM January 8, 2015
Michael Kocher, Jr. 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) An accident victim died after a police vehicle that responded to the scene ran him over, police in Hawaii said.

The Kauai Police Department said that 19-year-old Michael Kocher, Jr., who was struck by a vehicle, was struck again by the police officer responding to the scene of the accident.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died on Saturday night. Police received a call around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, reporting that a car hit a pedestrian on Kaumualii Highway.

However, the first officer who arrived at the scene, struck the victim a second time. The victim was transported to the Wilcox Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

There were no reports of other injuries from the incident. The police officer involved in the incident has been placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation.