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Trooper Struck by Car Fatally Shoots the Driver

Police say she drove off from traffic stop, striking trooper
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 26, 2019 4:47 PM CST
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(Newser) – Authorities say a woman was killed when a Georgia state trooper opened fire into her car after she struck the officer while trying to flee a traffic stop. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to investigate the fatal shooting Tuesday morning along Interstate 95 in coastal McIntosh County, the AP reports. The agency said in a news release that 22-year-old Sasha Ann Pishko of Clermont, Florida, had been pulled over by the trooper when she drove off during the traffic stop, hitting the trooper with her car. The release says the trooper fired multiple gunshots into the vehicle, which crashed after traveling a short distance. Pishko died at the scene. The GBI said an autopsy will determine the cause of death. The trooper was treated for minor injuries. (Read more police shooting stories.)

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