RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — In court today, a jury found Trevor Boldi, a Reno teen accused of striking and killing a 15-year-old pedestrian with his truck, not guilty.
The 18-year-old was accused of striking and killing Katie Weingartner with his truck in June of 2017.
The Reno Police Department's investigation had revealed that Weingartner was crossing Plumb Lane mid-block when she was struck by Boldi who was travelling westbound.
Prosecutors sought to convict Boldi of Reckless Driving Causing Death, a category 'B' felony.
The jury did not convict Boldi on the Reckless Driving charge nor on the lesser charge of vehicular manslaughter.
We felt strongly that this was a case that needed to move forward to a prosecution. The evidence of the speed involved, among other factors supported this decision and we will certainly make ourselves available to answer questions. It was a senseless loss of life and during this case and the trial we have remained in close contact with the family of the victim. In regards to the verdict, we respect the decision of the jury.
Washoe County District Attorney Matt Lee says that regardless of weather Boldi admitted to using marijuana or speeding, without any actual evidence they could not charge him with speeding or a DUI.
As far as his admission to having smoked marijuana that day which we don't know exactly when. We had his blood tested, his tests came back negative for any marijuana in his system therefore we could not charge him for that