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Police: No criminal charges in crash that killed teen pedestrian in Payson

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 18:35:45-05

PAYSON, Utah — Police in Payson have completed their investigation into a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and two vehicles in the early morning of December 7, and they stated no criminal charges will be field in the case.

Adam Renik, 14, was hit and killed while crossing the street on his way to school near 600 West Utah Avenue just before 7 a.m. on December 7, and a family friend said Adam and his family had just celebrated his 14th birthday the night before.

Renik was hit by two cars

“One was going west, the other was going east,” said Payson Police Lt. Bill Wright earlier this month. “I believe the car that hit him first was going west.”

In an update issued Wednesday, Pasyon Police Department states they determined speed was not a factor in this crash and that no one was directly at fault.

“A series of unavoidable events took place and ended with an unfortunate tragedy,” the release states. “Payson City Police would like to express condolences to all involved.”

Adam was one of the three juvenile pedestrians hit and killed in Utah last week, and in the wake of the three fatal crashes state officials urged pedestrians and motorists to exercise more caution.