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Prosecutor Won't Charge Officer In Fatal Crash

Last updated on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

(INDIANAPOLIS) - An Indianapolis police officer won’t be charged in connection with a crash that killed another driver, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Officer Adrian "Scott" Aurs, 38, was not on duty when he was involved in a crash at the intersection of 29th and Harding streets on May 25.

Aurs' vehicle struck a Lincoln MKZ driven by Williams Wilkins, 78, of Greenwood. Prosecutors said that Wilkins slowed down but didn't stop at a flashing red light and that Aurs had the right-of-way.

"Evidence from the Lincoln MKZ's black box showed that the Lincoln MKZ never slowed below 14 mph and never made a stop prior to the crash," Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson said in a news release. "

Wilkins was killed in the crash.

Aurs was tested for alcohol consumption. The result of the test showed his blood-alcohol level at 0.052, below the 0.08 that prompts a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Aurs was not speeding before the crash, prosecutors said.

"Based upon the foregoing circumstances, MCPO has determined that there is no basis for criminal charges arising from this unfortunate accident," the news release said.

Aurs has been with Indianapolis police for 13 years.

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