YPD, OSHP: Coitsville officer at fault in crash, but no charges to be filed

Coitsville cruiser crash

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Authorities will not file charges in a crash last September involving a Coitsville police cruiser.

The Youngstown Police Department has concluded its investigation with help from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. YPD determined that Officer Donald Dudley was at fault and caused the wreck by running a stop light.

According to the investigation, Dudley was traveling a mile or two above the posted limit in the moments just prior to the crash. As dash cam video shows, he was upwards of 77 MPH at one point, but investigators say he was following established protocol with lights and siren activated.

The crash left a Hubbard woman badly hurt, but sources say she is now back to work at the Rich Center.

Dudley resigned from police duty after the crash.

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