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Off-duty deputy won't face prosecution for fatal crash that killed ex-Marine

Tape cordons off a Starbucks in Fillmore after a fatal car crash in this December 2011 photo.

December 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy will not be prosecuted for causing a deadly crash while apparently suffering a seizure.

Michael Cedarland drove into a Starbucks last December while apparently suffering a seizure.

He hit Sergio Mendez, a retired Marine and Iraq war veteran. Mendez was sitting in a chair when Cedarland's SUV crashed through the building and pinned him against a wall.

Mendez died in surgery.

After a yearlong investigation, authorities determined Cedarland was not at fault.

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