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Originally published Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 9:03 AM

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No charge against trooper in Mount Vernon fatality

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.

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. —

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 reports ( http://bit.ly/YYfCkl) that at the time the trooper was looking for a driver who had threatened another driver with a weapon.

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Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, http://www.skagitvalleyherald.com

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