Police in Concord have not yet decided whether to recommend charges against a teenage driver whose SUV struck and killed a father and daughter who were out riding their bicycles almost two months ago.
The slow pace of the investigation is due in part to a question of speed.
When the white Cadillac Escalade crashed on Treat Boulevard in early April, killing 41-year-old Solaiman Nuri and his nine-year-old daughter Hadessa, witnesses said the driver was going well above the posted 45 mile an hour speed limit.
Some thought justice for the 17-year-old driver would be swift.
"An individual cannot just drive down the street, kill two people and nothing happen," said the victims' friend Steve Saiz.
The young driver was released from juvenile hall a few days after the crash and nearly eight weeks later still hasn't been charged with anything.
Saiz is among those growing impatient.
"To see it go on as long as it has with no results, it's pretty frustrating," said Saiz.
Lt. Bill Roche of the Concord Police Department said understands the growing impatience surrounding the case.
"I can appreciate the concern, but as an agency, this is clearly our top focus to have this done completely and accurately," explained Roche.
Concord police told KTVU they have been in touch with the victims' family and said they're now closer to taking the case to the district attorney.
Pinpointing the driver's speed could determine whether he faces a felony or a misdemeanor.
"Was there a degree of recklessness involved on the part of the driver prior to the collision? That will make a big difference in regards to what they charge," said Roche. "It would depend on the degree of speed."
At the scene the words "loved not lost" remain etched on the sidewalk.
The victim's family lived less than a mile away and neighbors said they've moved to avoid going past this spot each day.
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