Prosecutors will not pursue charges in deadly daycare van crash - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Prosecutors will not pursue charges in deadly daycare van crash

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- Prosecutors have chosen not to pursue criminal charges in a deadly daycare van crash that killed one person and injured several children.

Leland Hulbert, a spokesman for the Commonwealth's Attorney's office, says prosecutors reviewed the evidence from the LMPD traffic unit and determined "there wasn't enough evidence to go forward with criminal charges."

The crash killed one and injured several others, many of them children. A preliminary police report released late last year revealed the van's tire blew out and that the driver, Keishia Tiller, was likely speeding between 10 to 15 miles over the speed limit, the report stated.

Hulbert said the case was reviewed in December by prosecutors under former Commonwealth Attorney Dave Stengel.

The owner of the now defunct daycare, Lavonia Lewars, still faces charges for allegedly defrauding the state of Medicaid money. She is also subject in civil lawsuits.

The report stated the children were restrained. A witness told WDRB News the children were not properly restained.

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