PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A Palm Beach County deputy who investigators said ran a stop sign and crashed into a car, critically injuring a teen, was issued two traffic tickets for the incident.
WPTV confirmed that Michael D'Avanzo was ticketed for speeding and running a stop sign.
The Palm Beach County State Attorney declined to charge D'Avanzo for the July 15 crash in Delray Beach that injured 18-year-old Farrah Fox.
Investigators said D'Avanzo was off-duty and driving 53 mph in a 25 mph zone when his pickup ran the stop sign and smashed into a vehicle carrying Fox.
The University of Central Florida student was comatose for a month.
Prosecutors said the stop sign was blocked by a low-hanging tree, and drivers traveling at or above the speed limit would not have seen it.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said D'Avanzo is on active duty.