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Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 08/02/2011

No charges in Va. crash that killed state trooper

MONTROSS, Va. — Virginia State Police say charges won’t be filed against the driver of a car that struck a state police patrol car in King George County, killing a trooper.

State Police have concluded an investigation into the accident that killed Trooper Adam M. Bowen on June 24.

State Police say Bowen was responding to a call for assistance and his cruiser was traveling about 85 mph when it was struck by the slow-moving car. The impact forced the patrol car into a light pole. The driver and passenger of the other car suffered minor injuries.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Matt Britton says no charges will be brought against the other driver because he didn’t want Bowen’s death overshadowed by a minor court case.

By the Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 08/02/2011

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