Police officer unlikely to face charges in car-pedestrian incident

SWANSEA - Authorities say it's unlikely that a police officer will face charges in connection to an incident where the officer's car struck and injured a teenage girl.

Authorities say in September 2014, a 15-year-old teenage girl was walking along Illinois Route 159 with friends, and was struck by an O'Fallon police captain's car as she tried to cross the road.

According to Swansea Police Chief Mike Arnold, the investigation into the incident is likely to be closed without charges.  However, Arnold says he will wait for the Illinois State Police to complete their accident reconstruction report before making a final determination about charges.

Arnold also says the investigation found that the car's driver was not using a cell phone at the time of the incident.
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