No charges in wheelchair-SUV collision

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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Police in Lewiston say no charges will be filed in a fatal traffic crash last month where a man in a wheelchair collided with a sport utility vehicle at a city intersection.

Police say an investigation, including witness statements, found no charges were justified against the driver of the SUV.

The Lewiston Tribune (http://bit.ly/yO2hRN ) reports witnesses told police they saw a person in dark clothing maneuvering a wheelchair in an out of traffic just prior to the Dec. 13 collision that killed 34-year-old Jacob Vernon of Clarkston, Wash.

The wheelchair didn’t have any reflectors or auxiliary lighting and was in the middle of the northbound lane when it was struck. Police say it also appeared the driver tried to swerve onto the shoulder, but didn’t see the wheelchair in time.

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Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com