WACO (June 3, 2014) Waco police say they won’t charge an 18-year-old woman who last March ran over and killed a blind Army veteran on a city street.
Waco police say they don't believe the woman committed any criminal offense but the case will be sent to a grand jury for further review, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Detectives carefully reviewed her cell phone records and found she was not using her phone or texting at 8:30 a.m. on March 15 when the Chevrolet Tahoe she was driving ran over Randy Sommerfelt, 60, as he walked along Park Lake Drive, near North 22nd Street, which he did several times a day just for the exercise.
Sommerfelt, a U.S. Army veteran, was blind.
The victim was walking in a bicycle lane when the Tahoe crossed into the lane, jumped a curb and struck Sommerfelt, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Swanton said detectives believe the driver may have fallen asleep.