CINCINNATI – Police investigated Judge Patrick Dinkelacker’s SUV following his fatal collision with a pedestrian last week and found no mechanical problems, Traffic Squad Commander Lt. Bruce Hoffbauer said Monday.
Police are waiting for the victim’s autopsy and toxicology results from the Hamilton County Coroner's Office. Those probably won’t be available until after Christmas.
Dinkelacker, a Hamilton County Appeals Court judge, struck 60-year-old Pamela Barnett as she stood on the center line on Central Parkway while crossing the street about 6 p.m. Dec. 9, police said.
The impact threw Barnett into traffic and she was hit again by a car driven by Grace Ring. Police also found no mechanical problems with Ring’s car.
The incident happened between Linn and Ravine Streets in the West End.
At the time, Hoffbauer did not assign fault to either driver, calling it an accident “in the pure sense.”
When all the reports are in, police will send them to the prosecutor's office to determine if charges will be filed, Hoffbauer said.
An outside counsel may be called in to review the case, a prosecutor’s spokesperson said Monday.
Dinkelacker, 59, and Ring, 32, were wearing seatbelts and were not injured, police said.
The victim’s daughter, Angela Barnett, says her family doesn't have the money to pay for a funeral. A fund has been set up at Fifth Third Bank. Joseph Garr Funeral Home in the West End is handling the arrangements.
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