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Juvenile charged in Granite City hit-and-run

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com)- A juvenile has been charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that occurred in Granite City last June. 

On June 6, 2014, the Granite City Police Department responded to a bike trail to find a male jogger unresponsive, later identified as Jack Hoppe.

An autopsy showed that Hoppe suffered multiple broken bones and internal injuries and was killed from blunt trauma to chest and abdomen caused by a motor vehicle. 

An investigation showed that Hoppe may have been sleeping on the bike trail when a car allegedly hit him and drove off. 

According to a probable cause statement, police have now filed charges against a 16-year-old male from Granite City in the incident after detectives uncovered that he was the driver of the vehicle that ran over the victim. 

The juvenile is now facing charges of Reckless Homicide and Failure to Report and Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death and is currently in custody at the Madison County Detention Home in Edwardsville, Ill. 

Because the case will remain in juvenile court, no other information will be released in the case. 

 

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