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Accident that killed postal worker referred to L.A. city attorney

March 15, 2012 |  3:01 pm

The case of a driver who struck the rear end of a U.S. Postal Service van in Boyle Heights, severing the legs of a postal worker who later died of his injuries, has been referred to city prosecutors, authorities said Thursday.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office determined that motorist Felipe Soto, 59, had not been operating his vehicle negligently March 7 when he reportedly fell asleep and hit Earl Anthony Dunn of Compton.

Dunn was pinned between the car and his truck, which was parked in the 1100 block of Prado Street.

Soto was operating his car with a revoked license but was not taken into custody, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

In reviewing the case, the district attorney's office found that Soto was not speeding or driving under the influence.


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