Ronald G. Hoover Jr. (8166)

7/30/2013: Hoover was pitched from a Toyota 4-Runner and killed in a head-on collision. The vehicle was driven by his friend James Champion; they were in an 85 MPH chase with police after a burglary call in an apartment complex. Police declined to provide a copy of their chase policy, or comment on whether their driving at high speed into opposing traffic was legal. A grand jury charged Champion with murder, manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, and 15 more criminal counts.

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