The Florida Highway Patrol reported March 18 that no criminal charges are being filed in a seven-vehicle fatal accident that occurred June 13, 2013, at Cody Avenue and Highway 98. Two Bradenton, Fla. residents, 66-year-old Kurt Graetzer and 63-year-old Pamela Graetzer died from injuries sustained in the crash.
According to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol, during the course of the investigation there were no criminal violations discovered. The FHP consulted with the State Attorney’s Office and the driver of a box truck that started the chain-reaction crash, 47-year-old Devin Endresen of Cantonment, was issued a non-criminal traffic citation for Careless Driving which requires a mandatory court appearance.
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