Fairfield man struck by Butler County sheriff’s cruiser

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Fairfield man struck by Butler County sheriff’s cruiser

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A Fairfield man crossing Symmes Road on Monday night was struck by a sheriff’s deputy in a cruiser, according to Fairfield police.

Deputy Kyle Essell was traveling in the 1300 block of Symmes at about 10:50 p.m. when a man darted out in front of the cruiser, according to Officer Doug Day.

“The deputy locked up his breaks to try to avoid him, but unfortunately hit the man,” Day said.

The pedestrian, Guillermo Hernandez, 64, received non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Essell was not injured.

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Day said Hernandez was in possession of alcohol at the time of the crash. He was cited for not crossing in a crosswalk.

The crash remains under investigation by Fairfield police.

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