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Deputy speeding in crash that killed Dukette

Deputy speeding in crash that killed Dukette

By Andrew Murphy. CREATED Aug 29, 2014

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Cape Coral Police have released the report on the fatal crash that claimed the life of 15-year-old Austin Dukette. 

According to the report, Corporal Douglas Hood was traveling westbound on Kismet Parkway when he suddenly saw a bicycle in his lane. 

The deputy swerved but hit the bicyclist with the front bumper of his car. 

During the investigation it was determined that there were lighting devices on the bicycle. 

The deputy was traveling at 50mph in a 45 mph speed zone. 

It was determined that drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash. 

Corporal Hood has been placed on paid administrative leave.