Skagit County Prosecutor Rich Weyrich announced in a statement Monday that he will not pursue charges against a state trooper involved in a pedestrian fatality in August.

Hong Dinh Nguyen of Vietnam was killed the evening of Aug. 14 in Mount Vernon when he was hit by a patrol car leaving southbound Interstate 5 on the off-ramp to College Way.

Nguyen was attempting to cross Interstate 5 at the time he was struck, according to Weyrich’s statement.

The trooper was in the process of stationing his vehicle along northbound Interstate 5 in an attempt to look for a driver who reportedly brandished a weapon at another motorist.

Weyrich said there is no basis for charges against the trooper.


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