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Utah police officer not charged in auto-pedestrian death

August 3, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — County officials say a Utah police officer has not been charged with a crime after running over and killing a woman in a parking lot.

KSL-TV reported Friday that Salt Lake County officials completed an investigation Friday on Utah Police Department officer Megan Franklin in the death of 25-year-old Cindreia Simone Europe.

Authorities say Franklin was responding to a call in March driving no more than 10 mph (16 kph) when she ran over Europe in a parking lot.

Investigators say security footage revealed Europe was hard to see and the parking lot was not well lit.

Investigators say a 911 caller told dispatchers they were concerned about a woman laying down in the lot, but Franklin was not relayed that information.

Officials say Franklin has a poor driving record.

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Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/

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