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No charges brought against killer truck driver

US trucker gets off with a £75 fine after his truck kills biker after dragging him more than 300ft

A LORRY driver in America will not face criminal charges despite driving right over the top of a teenage motorcyclist waiting at a junction, killing him.

Driver John F. Stillabower, 47, of Indianapolis will be issued traffic citation for unsafe start, Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said today.

"After reviewing it with the Lafayette Police Department, no criminal charges will be filed based upon the facts," he said.

Bradley Trifone, a Purdue University student, died in the September 23 crash. It was his 19th birthday.

Trifone and the truck both were heading north on Sagamore Parkway and had been stopped at the traffic light at Teal Road. When the light turned green, Stillabower accelerated - driving over the top of the motorcycle and the rider. Trifone was dragged more than 300 feet. Stillabower told investigators he did not see the motorcycle.

Sgt. Max Smith of the Lafayette Police Department said investigators have received results of a blood test taken from Stillabower. He tested negative for the presence of alcohol or drugs. Smith said he spoke today with Stillabower and will be mailing the £75 penalty ticket to Indianapolis.

"There was no criminal intent on the behalf of the semi driver," Smith said, explaining why charges will not be filed.

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