No charge against trooper in Mount Vernon fatality

MOUNT VERNON — The Skagit County prosecutor says no charge will be filed against the Washington State Patrol trooper who struck and killed a pedestrian last August on an Interstate 5 ramp at Mount Vernon.

The coroner’s office said the death of the 26-year-old from Vietnam, Hong Dinh Nguyen, was an accident.

The Skagit Valley Herald reported that at the time the trooper was looking for a driver who had threatened another driver with a weapon.

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