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Northern Idaho authorities clear deputy in fatal crash

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Northern Idaho officials have cleared a Kootenai County sheriff's deputy who struck and killed a pedestrian while driving a patrol vehicle.
    
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports in a story Saturday that Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh determined deputy Andrew Nye did not violate any law in the Oct. 8 collision at about 1:30 a.m. that killed 38-year-old Amber Viuhkola of Hayden.
    
Idaho State Police investigated the collision and determined Viuhkola was under the influence of alcohol, was in a poorly lit area of U.S. Highway 95 not marked for pedestrian traffic, and was wearing clothing that made it difficult for motorists to see her.
    
Police say Viuhkola had left a nearby bar and was walking home after declining a ride.
    
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Information from: Coeur d'Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com

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