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Benton County Prosecutor's Office Will Not File Felony Charges for December Fatal Accident

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Benton County Prosecutor's Office decides not to file felony charges against a driver that hit and killed a man in Kennewick in December. 

Police say the 84 year old driver was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and was not driving wrecklessly. 

Investigators say the man hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and ran into 60 year old David Ratliff in a parking lot at Clearwater and Union. 

The victim's wife also said she didn't want felony charges filed. 

The Kennewick City Attorney still has the option to file misdemeanor charges.

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