No Charges Will Be Filed in Death of Meadow Boyd
WIMER, Ore. – The investigation into the death of 13-year-old Meadow Boyd has come to a conclusion. The Jackson County District Attorney’s Office has determined no criminal charges will be filed against the man driving the vehicle that caused Meadow’s death.
A passerby found Meadow unresponsive along the 5100-block of East Evans Creek Road on the morning of October 30, 2017. Meadow had apparently been struck by a passing motorist while she waited for the school bus. After JCSO released information to the public regarding the incident, a driver came forward, believing he may have been the person struck Meadow.
Kenneth Lynn Anderson, 79, of Arizona told investigators he was driving to his workplace on East Evans Creek Road on the morning of October 30. He said he remembered hitting something, but he believed it was one of the many garbage cans that lined the roadway. After seeing media coverage of the incident, Anderson realized his vehicle could have struck Meadow. Forensic evidence later confirmed that a jack stand protruding from a camper mounted on the back of Anderson’s pickup struck Meadow's head, causing severe trauma.
Investigators want to thank Meadow’s friends and family members, neighbors and businesses who shared surveillance footage, and fellow students and school officials. Their cooperation helped investigators to narrow the time frame of occurrence to a five minute window, and to provide context to the events of that morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who, like investigators, were deeply affected by Meadow’s death.
The complete media release from the DA’s Office explaining the case information can be found below.