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Fairfield man struck by Butler County sheriff’s cruiser

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.

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“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.

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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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