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Driver of struck RV charged

A driver accused of leaving the scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 69 last month now faces a felony charge.

In the early morning of Feb. 24, a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox headed north on I-69 rear-ended an RV going the same direction, authorities said.

The RV, initially described by police as a party bus, did not stop and continued north, court papers stated. The Equinox driver, Christopher Frey, 33, died at the crash scene, south of Goshen Road, authorities said.

The RV driver, 31-year-old Adam Hoot, exited I-69 and pulled into a parking lot on Coliseum Boulevard. He got out of the RV and saw it had been significantly damaged, but he did not report the crash or return to the scene, court papers stated.

Instead, Hoot drove to Coldwater Road, parked and “cleaned and rearranged the RV,” court papers said. He and others then got into another vehicle and drove down I-69, slowing to look at the crash scene, court papers stated.

Police later found the RV parked on Coldwater, and Hoot returned there and gave officers a written statement. Investigators learned that the RV had been hit hard enough that a woman suffered a back injury and three passengers were thrown from their seats, court papers said.

Hoot, of the 6700 block of Hunters Glen Drive, was charged Monday with failure to stop after an accident resulting in death. He has not yet been arrested.

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