Prosecutors assigned to crash that killed officer

Prosecutors assigned to accident that killed officer

AUSTIN - Felony and misdemeanor prosecutors will start to consider the possibility of more charges for a crash that killed an Austin Police motorcycle officer.

Officer Amir Abdul-Khaliq died Sunday from the injuries he received in an accident while escorting a funeral procession last Thursday.

The prosecutors assigned to the case will work with Austin Police detectives to determine whether or not to bring more serious charges against the woman police say is responsible for the crash, Ana Marie Prado, 51.

Prado was issued a ticket for a charge of failing to yield to an emergency vehicle in the immediate aftermath of the crash that happened near Ohlen and Burnet Road. Police said Prado pulled out in front of Officer Abdul-Khaliq during the procession which caused him to hit her car.

KVUE’s Tony Plohetski reported that investigators are considering whether there may have been mitigating circumstances in the crash including whether Prado may have been waived through the procession by civilians.

No possible timetable has been given for the investigation.


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