No charges will be filed against the driver of a car that hit and killed a little trick-or-treater as he dashed across a wide boulevard in north Minneapolis on Halloween night, according to the completed police report released Tuesday.
"Please be OK," the police report quoted the 39-year-old motorist from Brooklyn Center as saying in the presence of an officer at the scene moments after she struck 5-year-old Victor Uriel Laureano-Uriza.
The woman then told police that the boy "suddenly jumped out" in front of her westbound car in the middle of Victory Memorial Parkway near Knox Avenue, the report read. A man in the car with her yelled, "Kid!" the report continued. She swerved but could not avoid the boy.
Victor had just gotten out of an SUV pulled over on eastbound Victory Memorial Parkway about 9:30 p.m. and ran north into the path of the westbound car, according to police.
Several people told police the car came to rest on the boy and "several people lifted the Impala off of the victim," according to the report.
A police sergeant at the scene said he "observed no clues to impairment" exhibited by the driver, and she was cooperative, "lucid and alert," the report continued.
The investigation was forwarded to the city attorney's office for possible misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor charges.
"After reviewing all of the evidence presented," said city spokesman Casper Hill, "there was insufficient evidence to support any criminal charge on the part of the driver."
Police spokesman John Elder said, "This was a horribly sad accident, where a child lost his life. A tragedy like this is just heartbreaking."