published Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Driver not speeding in fatal motorcade crash

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A preliminary report finds no wrongdoing by the driver of a car that struck and killed a Florida police officer escorting President Barack Obama’s motorcade.

The crash report from Florida Highway Patrol was released just before midnight Thursday in the Sept. 9 death of Officer Bruce St. Laurent of the Jupiter Police.

It says St. Laurent moved directly in front of Susan Holloway with the lights on his motorcycle flashing. The report says Holloway was not speeding, not distracted and not suspected of using drugs or alcohol.

Investigators say Holloway slammed on her breaks but couldn’t avoid the crash.

A separate homicide investigation by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is under way and charges against Holloway are still possible.

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