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Driver That Killed Jets Coach Greg Knapp Will Not Be Charged

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The driver who struck New York Jets coach Greg Knapp with their car will not be charged in Knapp’s death, the New York Post reports.

Knapp was struck by a motorist while riding his bike near his home in Danville, California, in July and San Ramon Police Department said Knapp sustained “major injuries” in the accident at the time.

The Post reports that the local district attorney’s office decided not to pursue criminal charges due to a lack of evidence.

“The Office of the District Attorney has determined that there is insufficient evidence to satisfy the requisite standard of criminal negligence on the part of the suspect driver,” the office said in a statement to The Post on Friday. “[The] dangers of distracted driving are well known. To truly promote road safety motorists need to be attentive drivers as well.”

The 58-year-old coach died five days after the accident, and police said they did not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor. The driver was said to have been cooperating with the authorities at the time it occurred.

The longtime NFL coach previously worked with the 49ers, Falcons, Raiders, Seahawks, Texans and Broncos, and was set to become the team’s passing game coordinator. The Jets named Matt Cavanaugh to replace him on the staff.

Written by Meg Turner

Meg graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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