The Delta Police Department has completed its investigation into a bicycle accident Dec. 5 that resulted in the death of Craig Warren Hampton, 63, of Delta.
Hampton was riding his bicycle east on Highway 92 at about 7:58 p.m. when he attempted to cross the highway near Henrie Street and was struck by a pickup driven by Wayne Kitchens, 60, of Eckert.
Hampton sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital where he died.
The results of the DPD investigation were reviewed by district attorney Dan Hotsenpiller, who concluded charges are not warranted. He issued the following statement:
"The evidence clearly shows that the event in this case was an accident and was not the result of any criminal or wrongful conduct on the part of Mr. Kitchens. All the circumstances, including the scene conditions, the accident reconstruction analysis, the victim's circumstances, and Mr. Kitchens' appropriate response to this event, provide compelling evidence that this was a tragic accident and unavoidable by Mr. Kitchens."blog comments powered by Disqus