The 28-year-old Sacramento man who fatally ran over a woman last week on Capital City Freeway won't be charged in her death, the California Highway Patrol confirmed Thursday.
The man exited his 1994 BMW after being involved in a minor fender with Xiao Li Chen, 59, in the freeway's far left lane just before 7 p.m. on May 4. Chen also left her 2017 Audi and the two began arguing, authorities said.
Chen then walked to the BMW's right side as the driver got back in his car, but fell down and was run over as he moved the car at about 5-10 MPH to the road's right shoulder, CHP spokesman Officer James Young said.
The BMW driver left his car again, ran back into traffic and unsuccessfully tried to render aid before paramedics arrived and transported Chen to UC Davis Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries.
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The BMW driver cooperated with authorities both at the scene and back at CHP offices, Young said. He was not under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the time of the crash.
Benjy Egel: (916) 321-1052, @BenjyEgel