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Drug and alcohol test results have not yet returned from the state crime lab. Authorities, however, say there were no signs of erratic driving.

Investigation Complete: Hit-and-Pin Involving Morton Police Chief's Daughter

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16-year-old Usvaldo Ambrosio Perez continues to suffer from broken bones and brain damage after the Nov. 15 crash involving the Morton Police Chief's daughter. 16-year-old Usvaldo Ambrosio Perez continues to suffer from broken bones and brain damage after the Nov. 15 crash involving the Morton Police Chief's daughter.
Sheriff Mike Lee of Scott County says the hit-and-pin investigation - looking into the Morton crash - is complete. He says the daughter of Morton's Police Chief was not driving erratically, according to the evidence. Sheriff Mike Lee of Scott County says the hit-and-pin investigation - looking into the Morton crash - is complete. He says the daughter of Morton's Police Chief was not driving erratically, according to the evidence.
16-year-old Usvaldo Ambrosio Perez was crammed into this 6 inch sewer opening in the crash involving the daughter of Morton's Police Chief, Sheriff Mike Lee of Scott County said. 16-year-old Usvaldo Ambrosio Perez was crammed into this 6 inch sewer opening in the crash involving the daughter of Morton's Police Chief, Sheriff Mike Lee of Scott County said.
The crash happened near the parking lot exit of the Sonic restaurant on Highway 80. That was on November 15. The crash happened near the parking lot exit of the Sonic restaurant on Highway 80. That was on November 15.
Scott County took over the crash investigation to help the Morton Police Department avoid a conflict of interest. Scott County took over the crash investigation to help the Morton Police Department avoid a conflict of interest.
The Scott County Sheriff's Department has completed its investigation of a mid-November hit-and-pin crash that involved the daughter of Morton's Police Chief.

Scott County took over the crash investigation in an effort to avoid a Morton Police Department conflict of interest, Sheriff Mike Lee said.

Click here to watch the last related WJTV story: Evidence of Erratic Driving Described in Morton Crash-and-Pin Case

Lee said on the evening of November 15 his staff was called to respond to a crash on Highway 80 near the Sonic in Morton.

One person was jammed into a six-inch space by a vehicle driven by Police Chief Nicky Krapps 27-year-old daughter, Sheriff Lee said.

At last check, 16-year-old Usvaldo Ambrocio Perez - the teen crushed into a sewer opening - has awoken from his coma.

Last week an attorney for the family said Perez was still suffering from broken bones and severe brain damage at University Medical Center.

Investigators included conversation's with Usvaldo's family in their report, Sheriff Lee said.

"We are complete with it right now. All the paperwork has been turned over to the Highway Patrol," Sheriff Lee said.

"We made sure that because of the word that we heard "cover-up". We wanted to make sure that we had everything that we possible could," Sheriff Lee said.

The report is longer than typical - including signed witness statements and photos, Sheriff Lee said.

The document has not yet been release to the media and some community members have asked if the situation would have been handled the same if the roles were reversed.

For instance, Morton's Police Chief asked Sheriff Lee in a phone call if his daughter could leave the scene after soon after the crash.

"He asked would it be okay, without moving her car, to let a doctor see her also. So I did tell him yes that is okay as long a the car would not be moved from that scene. it had to stay where she parked and where it sat," Sheriff Lee said.

Drug and alcohol test results have not yet returned from the state crime lab. Authorities, however, say there were no signs of erratic driving.

Sheriff Lee also admitted that relatives of the driver work or have worked for his department. Despite that, he says the accident report is unbiased.

"If we have anything, we definitely have integrity for our department," Sheriff Lee said.

The report has also been handed over to Scott County Justice Court which will look into possible charges and citations.

The attorney representing Usvaldo's family could not be reached for comment Tuesday night.

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