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Officer dies after being hit during fans' celebration

Updated: April 4, 2007, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A police officer who was struck by a car after the Florida Gators won the NCAA championship died Wednesday, authorities said.

Lt. Corey Dahlem, a 22-year veteran, was struck by a black Toyota as police were clearing the streets at the University of Florida early Tuesday after the Gators' win against Ohio State, authorities said.

Dahlem died Wednesday just before 3 p.m., hospital officials said.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver, Austin John Wright, ...

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