MEDFORD, Ore. -- This morning, the Jackson County District Attorney announced no criminal charges will be filed over the death of Hunter Brown.
Brown died after being run over by a Greyhound bus in June. In a news release, the District Attorney says there is not enough evidence that the driver of the bus acted recklessly or criminally negligent.
The news release says at around 1:30 a.m. on June 29, a Greyhound bus made a pit stop at Pilot Truck Stop in Central Point. Brown was a passenger on the bus. Other passengers on the bus said that the driver left a few minutes early. A witnesses saw Brown run towards the bus as it was leaving. The news release says Brown ran up next to the bus and his body was pulled under the tire. Brown died at the scene.
The driver told police he saw Brown running up next to the bus and he tried to pull over. The Jackson County D.A. says the driver was visibly upset. He submitted to drug and alcohol tests.
The D.A. says the driver was not intoxicated or distracted, and speed was not a factor in Brown's death. The D.A. calls the events a tragedy, but do not rise to the level of criminal conduct.
NewsWatch12 previously interviewed Brown's parents, who are suing Greyhound. The lawsuit claims the bus driver was not well-rested, tried to leave the pit stop earlier than planned, and ignored passengers who told him others weren't back on the bus.
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