Published: Jan 16, 2011 8:04 PM EST
Updated: Jan 16, 2011 5:04 PM EST

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in South Florida are investigating the death of an 18-year-old who was struck by a police car as she tried to run across a highway.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Samantha Jean Conlisk left her car on the right-hand shoulder of Interstate 95 about 3 a.m. on Sunday. As she started to run across the lanes, she entered the path of Lake Clark Shores officer Clifford Stuart Zipnick.

Conlisk was pronounced dead at the scene. Zipnick was not hurt, although his sedan was damaged. No further details were immediately available.

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