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No charges filed against teen driver who was untangling flip-flops when he killed cyclist Donald Parker

Allegheny County detectives have not filed charges against the teen driver who was untangling flip-flops when he killed Donald Parker.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette no charges have been filed against the 17-year-old boy who had been driving the pickup truck. The District Attorney’s office will review the investigative reports to determine whether charges should be filed.

Slightly contradictory, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review states

Palmer said detectives have concluded their investigation.

“The report has been sent to the district attorney’s office to see if anything beyond possibly careless driving will be charged,” he said.

The district attorney’s office didn’t return calls of inquiry.

The Trib says that “Parker was making the eight-mile ride from his house to work as preparation for an annual charity bicycle run. He was peddling on the shoulder of the road and the 17-year-old was heading in the same direction and was distracted.

[County police Lt. Bill] Palmer said the youth remains devastated by the accident.”

The PG states that the District Attorney’s office will review the investigative reports to determine whether charges should be filed.

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