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CHP: deputy was speeding when he hit pedestrians

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) -- The California Highway Patrol says a sheriff's deputy was driving nearly 20 mph over the speed limit with no siren or emergency lights on when his cruiser struck two pedestrians, killing one and injuring the other.

The Oakland Tribune reported Monday (http://bit.ly/1h9EdMp ) that an investigation has determined Alameda County Deputy Jonathan Hamm was driving 53 mph in a 35 mph zone at the time of the accident last April.

He told investigators he was driving around 40 mph and that he routinely drives about 5 mph over the speed limit.

Valdemar Flores Rosas was pronounced dead at the scene. His companion, Delia Delgadillo, was injured.

Rosas' family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Alameda County, and Delgadillo is also suing.

After an investigation, the District Attorney's Office decided not to charge Hamm.

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Information from: The Oakland Tribune, http://www.oaklandtribune.com

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