Canisha Staten, 26

Huntsville, Alabama
July 06, 2017

Agencies: Huntsville Police Department - Alabama

Cause of death: Vehicular

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A 27-year-old woman has died after being struck by a Huntsville police car as she crossed Memorial Parkway.

Staten, 27, of Huntsville, died Tuesday evening after 8 p.m., Lt. Stacy Bates said in a news release. She was hospitalized after being struck by a police car around 10:15 p.m. Monday between Oakwood Avenue and Max Luther Drive.

Staten crossed from the west side as the police officer was traveling south on the Parkway, Bates said.

"The officer was not able to stop and struck (Staten)," Bates said.  "In addition to the accident investigation and internal investigation is also being conducted because the accident involved a police officer."

Bates told authorities do not plan to release the officer's name at this time. The officer was not injured in the crash.

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