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Police: No criminal charges after investigation into Clyde teen’s death

There won’t be any criminal charges in the crash that left a Clyde teen dead over the summer.

Ayden Atkinson, 13, was killed on his bicycle as he went through a stop sign on Dezeng Street. He collided with a vehicle operated by Koko Crocker.

Atkinson was treated at the scene then sent to Newark-Wayne Community Hospital where he died.

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“I don’t think the driver saw the bicycle,” Jeff Shields told the Finger Lakes Times. He’s the officer in charge for the Clyde Police Department. “It just happened.”

He told the FLT that there was no evidence of speed being a factor, nor was there any evidence of a cell phone being used. There was also no evidence of impairment.

“The driver was cooperative. Sometimes accidents just happen,” Shields added in his comments to the FLT.

The final report on the incident was between 200 and 300 pages long. It included a number of witness statements.

The driver was ticketed for a minor traffic offense.

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