Knox County officials set Thursday meeting to explain why no charges were filed for fatal St. George crash

From left, vehicle operator Cheryl Torgerson, Knox County Sheriff's Sgt. John Palmer and Lt. Kirk Guerette look over the car that Torgerson was driving after she allegedly lost control, struck several cars and a family in this August 2013 file photo.
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From left, vehicle operator Cheryl Torgerson, Knox County Sheriff's Sgt. John Palmer and Lt. Kirk Guerette look over the car that Torgerson was driving after she allegedly lost control, struck several cars and a family in this August 2013 file photo.
Posted March 03, 2014, at 6:10 p.m.

ST. GEORGE, Maine — At the request of the Knox County District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau, there will be an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the St. George Town Office concerning the Aug. 11 fatal car crash in Port Clyde.

“This meeting is an opportunity to learn more about both the district attorney’s decision to not criminally charge the driver of the car, Cheryl Torgerson of New York, and how fatal crashes are evaluated in general for possible criminal prosecution,” a news release from the sheriff’s office stated.

Sheriff Donna Dennison, Chief Deputy Tim Carroll and lead investigator Sgt. John Palmer will also attend the meeting.

The crash claimed the life of 9-year-old Dylan Gold of Cohasset, Mass., and injured his 6-year-old brother Wyatt Gold, their mother Allison Gold and Jonathan Coggeshall of Port Clyde.

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