Criminal charges won't be filed in the death of 13-year-old girl

The district attorney's office announced Thursday that there is insufficient evidence to support that Meadow Boyd was killed in a criminally negligent manner.

Posted: Feb. 15, 2018 2:20 PM
Updated: Feb. 15, 2018 5:49 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- After a thorough investigation, the Jackson County District Attorney's Office said it will not file any criminal charges in the death of 13-year-old Meadow Boyd.

The district attorney's office announced Thursday that there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she was killed in a criminally negligent manner.

Boyd was killed on the morning of October 30, 2017, while waiting for the school bus. A passerby spotted Body lying on along the road. It was later determined that Boyd has been struck by a car.

The DA's office said Boyd's father waited with her for the school bus but left for work when the bus was in sight. The district attorney's office said Boyd was hit by a car when she leaned into the road to signal the bus to stop.

It was dark and foggy that morning. It was also garbage collection day and garbage cans lined the street. Officials said Boyd was slightly taller than the garbage cans and it was possible that the driver didn't see her nor realize he had hit someone.

Police said the driver came to the Jackson County Sheriff's office in tears after he making the realization. He told police he heard about Boyd's death and thought he may have struck her.

The driver told police he thought he hit a garbage can when he was pulling a camper, which had a jack stand on each corner. They hung down, extending six to 12 inches from the side of the truck. Investigators believe a jack stand is what stuck Boyd.

Detectives found fibers from Meadow's clothing on the front passenger side of the camper. Investigators said the driver was not intoxicated, and he was not using his phone. They also said speed was not a factor.

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