Driver who killed Jets assistant Greg Knapp will not be charged
The driver who struck and killed Jets coach Greg Knapp while riding his bike during the summer will not face criminal charges.
The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office ultimately decided not to prosecute due to a lack of evidence after the San Ramon Police Department turned the case over to the district attorney’s office.
“The district attorney’s office determined that there was insufficient evidence to meet the required standard of criminal negligence on the part of the suspect driver,” the office said in a statement to the New York Post. âThe dangers of distracted driving are well known. To truly promote road safety, motorists must also be attentive drivers. “
Police don’t believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, according to the Post. The driver cooperated with authorities throughout the investigation.
Knapp, 58, died on July 22, five days after the accident near his California home. Knapp was an NFL coach for 24 years, most recently as the 2018-20 Falcons quarterback coach. Robert Saleh hired him to join the Jets during the offseason. Knapp had previously worked with quarterbacks for the Broncos, Raiders, Texans, Seahawks and 49ers.