Officials identify pedestrian killed after being hit by Pauls Valley officer

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PAULS VALLEY, Okla. – A pedestrian who was killed after being hit by a Pauls Valley police officer has been identified.

The accident was reported around 6:30 p.m. Thursday near Highway 19 and I-35.

Investigators say the officer was driving westbound on Grant. Ave. when 53-year-old James Balch crossed the street and was hit by the officer.

Balch was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

At this point, the cause of the crash is under investigation.