A 44-year-old Bensalem man was struck and killed Monday night by a vehicle driven by a Bensalem police community service officer.

The pedestrian, who Bensalem police did not identify, stepped onto Street Road near Hulmeville Rd. about 8:30 p.m. The on-duty officer, also not identified, traveling eastbound on Street Road on his way back to the police station at the time of the accident, said Sgt. Andrew Aninsman, a spokesman for Bensalem Township police. The struck pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he died.

Community service officers process prisoners and enforce parking violations among other tasks, he said.

Aninsman, citing an ongoing investigation, did not release any further information.

Contact staff writer Sam Wood at 215-854-2796 or samwood@phillynews.com.

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