- Associated Press - Sunday, January 22, 2017

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Northern Idaho officials have cleared a Kootenai County sheriff’s deputy who struck and killed a pedestrian while driving a patrol vehicle.

The Coeur d’Alene Press reports (https://bit.ly/2j2e2P8) in a story Saturday that Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh determined deputy Andrew Nye did not violate any law in the Oct. 8 collision at about 1:30 a.m. that killed 38-year-old Amber Viuhkola of Hayden.

Idaho State Police investigated the collision and determined Viuhkola was under the influence of alcohol, was in a poorly lit area of U.S. Highway 95 not marked for pedestrian traffic, and was wearing clothing that made it difficult for motorists to see her.

Police say Viuhkola had left a nearby bar and was walking home after declining a ride.

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Information from: Coeur d’Alene Press, https://www.cdapress.com

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