FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth police are investigating a crash involving one of their vehicles that struck and killed a pedestrian Friday evening.

Police confirmed Friday evening that one of their units traveling southbound on Hemphill Street hit and killed a man walking across the street. Neighbors near the crash scene say their area is a bigger safety concern.

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The pedestrian’s body ended up on Fernado Florez’s yard. The victim, who hasn’t been formally identified by the medical examiner, died at the scene.

A cross has been planted on Florez’s yard. He says he is sad about what happened but is not shocked.

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Florez claims the street lights will be on and then suddenly turn off in the middle of the night.

“If I had to go to the store, even just a couple of blocks, I’d call a cab. I’m not crossing the street here because a lot of times these vehicles don’t have their lights on.

A public information officer for Fort Worth police confirmed there is an investigation, but he indicates the officer involved in the crash has not been taken off the streets.

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