Florida Sheriff's Deputy Hits Teen With Department Car, Police Say

A Florida sheriff's deputy hit a 16-year-old girl who walked in front of his department vehicle, authorities say.

The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release that 30-year-old Deputy Wesley Blum couldn't avoid hitting Alexis Romaca, who ran in front of the marked sheriff's cruiser early Monday in DeLand.

The incident report says Romaco was taken to a hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.

She was not at an intersection or a crosswalk.

No further details were immediately available.

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