No charge in Ohio crash that killed 6

In this undated file photo released by the Upper Arlington Police Department shows Officer Shawn Paynter. Paynter whose cruiser slammed into a stopped car in the middle of an intersection tried to veer away but couldn't avoid the crash that killed six members of a family, and there is no basis to charge him, authorities announced Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/HO, Upper Arlington Police Department)
In this undated file photo released by the Upper Arlington Police Department shows Officer Shawn Paynter. Paynter whose cruiser slammed into a stopped car in the middle of an intersection tried to veer away but couldn't avoid the crash that killed six members of a family, and there is no basis to charge him, authorities announced Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/HO, Upper Arlington Police Department)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a central Ohio police officer whose cruiser slammed into a car in an intersection, killing six members of a family.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says that dash-cam video shows Upper Arlington Officer Shawn Paynter’s car drove into an intersection in suburban Columbus on a yellow light on the way to an emergency call on Oct. 18. A car driven by a Columbus man already had entered the intersection on a red light and stopped in the middle.

The subsequent crash killed the driver, his wife and four of their daughters.

O’Brien says in a letter to Perry Township’s police chief, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, that there is no basis for criminal or traffic charges in the case.

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