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Local Driver who hit, killed kids may still face traffic citations, civil litigation (New) Driver who hit, killed kids may still face traffic citations, civil litigation (Photo Gallery)
The driver who ran a red light before hitting and killing 3 children in a crosswalk won't face criminal charges, the county prosecutor said Monday.

The job of whether Larry LaThorpe will face any traffic citations rests with the city prosecutor.

And a private attorney for the family calls the legal system's response to the crash a "loophole."

Driver who hit, killed kids may still face traffic citations, civil litigation

Driver who hit, killed kids may still face traffic citations, civil litigation

The driver who ran a red light before hitting and killing 3 children in a crosswalk won't face criminal charges, the county prosecutor said Monday.

The job of whether Larry LaThorpe will face any traffic citations rests with the city prosecutor.

And a private attorney for the family calls the legal system's response to the crash a "loophole."

Open house Wednesday on Beltline project

Open house Wednesday on Beltline project

Change is coming to the stretch of Beltline between Interstate 5 and Coburg Road.

The public is invited to an open house to learn more about what the Oregon DOT calls the I-5/Beltline Unit 4 project.

Suspect jumps fence near river, triggers water rescue response

Suspect jumps fence near river, triggers water rescue response
Police, medics and water rescue crews scrambled to respond.

A suspicious person poking around a riverfront hotel jumped a fence and appeared to be in the river Tuesday morning.

WSP: Distracted driver causes fiery I-5 crash in downtown Seattle

WSP: Distracted driver causes fiery I-5 crash in downtown Seattle
Photo: Benjamin Gauen
All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 were closed through downtown Seattle for nearly an hour Tuesday after a distracted pickup driver triggered a fiery crash, the Washington State Patrol reports.