Most Twin Cities Drivers Who Killed Pedestrians Not Charged
MINNEAPOLIS -- Most of the Twin Cities-area drivers who killed a pedestrian between 2010 and 2014 weren't charged criminally.
95 pedestrians died in 3,069 crashes over that period in the seven-county metro area. Ninety-two drivers were involved in the deaths. Of those cases, 28 drivers were charged, most often with a misdemeanor ranging from speeding to careless driving.
Prosecutors say it's difficult to prove a driver was negligent.
According to federal data, Minnesota had fewer pedestrian deaths per capita than any other state in 2014 and had the second-lowest number of deaths per capita nationwide in 2013.