A Mexicali police agent ran over and killed a senior resident in downtown while driving a patrol car in the opposite way.

According to media reports the incident occurred Wednesday afternoon.

The victim was identified as Salvador Bastidas, 67.

According to the reports the victim was crossing a downtown street when the officer ran over the elderly man.

The victim was transported to Clinic 30 of the Mexican Institute of Social Security, where he succumbed to the injuries.

Witnesses said the police officer was driving the wrong way without any lights or sirens. The incident is now under investigation of the state Attorney General’s office.

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