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YCSO holding community meeting after sergeant 'heartbreakingly' kills woman in crash

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said that the 74-year-old was struck by a Sergeant Dakota Brinkley driving home from his shift.

YARNELL, Ariz. — An investigation is underway after a Yarnell woman was struck and killed by a Yavapai County Sheriff's Office sergeant in a pedestrian crash on Friday.

Around 7 p.m. Friday night, 74-year-old Donna Gordon was struck by an off-duty YCSO Sergeant while she was crossing the street near Highway 89 and Post Street in Yarnell, officials said.

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A release from the sheriff's office confirmed that the Sergeant Dakota Brinkley was driving home from his shift at the time of the crash.

Brinkley "heartbreakingly" hit Gordon as she was crossing the street after dinner with friends at Gilligan’s Pizza and Bar in Yarnell, YCSO wrote in a statement.

At this time, impairment is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation is currently being handled by the Department of Public Safety's Vehicular Crimes Unit, said officials with the sheriff's office.

Sheriff David Rhodes will be holding a community meeting on Thursday at 3:30 pm at the Yarnell Community Center, located at 22302 State Highway 89, to discuss the incident.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12News for more updates.

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