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Brownsburg K-9 dies after being struck by car

Posted at 11:15 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 23:15:10-04

BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- Brownsburg police are mourning the loss of one of their K-9 officers after he escaped from his handler's yard and was struck by a car. 

K-9 Darro somehow got out of his secured enclosure in the backyard of his handler's residence Wednesday evening and was hit by a vehicle at 56th Street and Northfield East Drive. 

K-9 Darro died at the scene. 

Police say the driver was not at fault for the accident. 

An investigation is underway into how Darro managed to escape his yard. 

The 4-year-old K-9 officer had been a member of the Brownsburg Police Department since September 2014. 

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