UPDATE: Pedestrian hit, killed by Benton Charter Township police officer

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Benton Charter Township, Mich. -- A Hartford area woman is dead after she was hit by a police officer's squad car while crossing the street.

The accident happened in the 1200 block of Pipestone Rd. in Benton Charter Township on Sunday around 9 p.m.

The Benton Charter Township Police Dept. says Patrolman Eugene Anderson was responding to a domestic disturbance. They say the woman was in the far right northbound lane, trying to cross Pipestone Rd., when she was hit.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Monday, she was identified as Kimberly Bedford, a 48-year-old from Hartford, Michigan.

Anderson has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the department’s internal investigation.