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Steve Hoover Charged with Neglect of a Dependent after Crash

June 27, 2011

06/28/11  On Friday, June 24, 2011 at approximately 11:45 p.m. the Marshall County Dispatch Center received an emergency call advising of a personal injury accident that occurred at 3rd Road and Nutmeg Road.  The caller described the crash as a single vehicle into a tree.  The caller then advised there were multiple injuries.   

An investigation into the collision revealed that the vehicle had been driven by a fourteen year old female.  The investigation also revealed that there were three young passengers riding in the bed of the truck unrestrained.   One of the young female passengers (age 10) that was in the bed of the truck was ejected upon impact and was later transported by helicopter to Memorial Hospital in South Bend due to her injuries.  All other occupants were transported to Memorial Hospital by ambulance. 

The owner of the vehicle Steven A. Hoover 36, of Plymouth was seated in the front seat passenger side at the time of the collision.  Through further investigation, it was discovered that Hoover permitted the young female to drive his pick-up truck and further permitted the other three females to ride in the bed of the truck. 

There were several injuries sustained from the accident which included neck injuries, fractured bones, head injuries and lacerations. 

Steven A, Hoover was arrested after being discharged from Memorial Hospital with minor scrapes and bruises.  Hoover is being initially charged with four counts of Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in serious Bodily Injury, a Class –B Felony. 

After a probable cause was read on June on June 25th at 2:00pm, a $5,000.00 cash bond was paid on June 25th at 6:35 p.m.  and he was released.   He has a scheduled court appearance in Marshall County Superior Court #1 on July 26th at 8:30am

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2 Responses to “ Steve Hoover Charged with Neglect of a Dependent after Crash ”

  1. JenB on June 29, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Wow, why in the world would you let 14yr old drive and allow others to hang out in the bed of a pick up? Last time I checked a 14 yr old can not get a permit or drive legally. Big mistake buddy!!!! I hope that all these children are ok and recovery quickly.

  2. rabil on June 28, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Many prayers being said