The 17-year-old boy who struck and killed a Minnesota State University student and seriously injured another is not going to be charged, according to Blue Earth County officials.
The Minnesota State Patrol and Minnesota Department of Public Safety did an extensive investigation and could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver was in violation of the due-care standard.
According to Blue Earth County Attorney Ross Arneson, "The 17-year-old male who drove the car involved in the fatal accident was not speeding, was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, was not on a cell phone and was not in violation of curfew ordinances."
"He will not be charged with any traffic violations," added Arneson.
No other criminal or traffic charges are being considered against anyone else as a result of this accident.
The accident happened just before 1:00 a.m. November 18th on Third Avenue near Kingswood.
Rissa Amen-Reif of Eden Prairie was killed in the accident. The other woman, Corrine Overstake, was critically injured but was released from the hospital in December.
Police say the two had left a sorority gathering and were walking when they were struck.
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