WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — An off-duty Florida sheriff’s deputy will not face charges for allegedly running a stop sign while speeding and crashing into a car, critically injuring a teenager.READ MORE: Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie Arrested, Charged With Perjury
That teen is still recovering from her injuries.
The Palm Beach County State Attorney declined to charge Michael D’Avanzo for the July crash that injured 18-year-old Farrah Fox.
Investigators say the Palm Beach County deputy was driving 53 mph in a 25 mph when his pickup ran the stop sign and smashed into a truck carrying Fox.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Expect More Rain In The Afternoon
The University of Central Florida aeronautics engineering student was comatose for a month and remains in rehabilitation.
Prosecutors said Thursday the stop sign was blocked by a low-hanging tree and drivers traveling at or above the speed limit would not have seen it.
D’Avanzo remains on duty. Fox’s family declined comment.MORE NEWS: Miami Beach Commission Appoints Alina Hudak As City Manager, First Woman To Hold The Position In The City
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