- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SWANSEA, Ill. (AP) - The police chief of a southwestern Illinois village where a teenage pedestrian was hit and injured by a law enforcer’s car says it’s unlikely the case will produce charges against the officer.

Swansea Police Chief Mike Arnold tells the Belleville News-Democrat (https://bit.ly/1tbQMM2) the investigation of the September accident soon will be closed without charges, barring any last-second revelation.

Authorities have said a 15-year-old girl was walking with friends along Illinois Route 159 when she tried to cross the road and was hit by an O’Fallon police captain’s car.

Arnold says the investigation found that the car’s driver wasn’t using his cell phone at the time of the wreck.

Arnold says he awaits Illinois State Police to complete their report about the accident reconstruction before a final determination about charges.



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Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, https://www.bnd.com

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