The truck driver was not at fault in Monday morning's pedestrian fatality, Prince George RCMP investigators have concluded.
Having stopped at a red light on Highway 97 at 15th Street, the driver then proceeded through the intersection only once the light had turned green, picking up speed slowly, and that Miklos Bognar, 68, was not struck by the truck's front, police have determined.
"Physical tests utilizing the actual tractor trailer, have confirmed that the truck could not have been traveling more than 24 kilometres per hour at the point of the collision, ruling out speed as a factor," Prince George RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass said.
As a result, no criminal or Motor Vehicle Act charges are being considered against the driver of the tractor trailer, which was hauling chips at the time of the incident shortly after 10 a.m. Monday.