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APNewsBreak: No charge in Ohio crash that killed 6

Updated Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 | 7:03 a.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a central Ohio police officer whose cruiser slammed into a car in an intersection, killing six members of a family.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says that dash-cam video shows Upper Arlington Officer Shawn Paynter's car drove into an intersection in suburban Columbus on a yellow light on the way to an emergency call on Oct. 18. A car driven by a Columbus man already had entered the intersection on a red light and stopped in the middle.

The subsequent crash killed the driver, his wife and four of their daughters.

O'Brien says in a letter to Perry Township's police chief, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, that there is no basis for criminal or traffic charges in the case.