DA: No charges in Eastwood crash that killed a 3-year-old

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The driver who struck and killed a 3-year-old girl outside of an Eastwood church will not face criminal charges.

Regan Shetsky’s parents – Mark and Kelly Shetsky – stood with Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick when he announced the results of the investigation on Friday.

Fitzpatrick indicated that his office looked into a number of criminal charges while they investigated the case, but they could not find any that applied to the incident.

Mark Shetsky had taken Regan out of her car seat when they arrived at daycare at Eastwood Baptist Church and were struck by the vehicle in the parking lot.

She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Mark Shetsky suffered a leg injury during the crash.

Her mother, Kelly Shetsky, spoke during the Friday press conference.

Shetsky – who was a reporter at NewsChannel 9 WSYR – said the couple still had a lot of anger.

She thanked the investigative team that worked on the case, and noted that the community had been very supportive throughout the ordeal.

Both Fitzpatrick and Shetsky noted that the driver does not speak English – but was able to obtain a driver’s license anyway.

They are still waiting on an explanation from the DMV regarding the license.

“Regan deserves to be known,” Shetsky said.

She asked that people to contribute to a special program the family started, Regan’s Random Acts of Kindness.

Full press conference via Facebook live:


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