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Fatal Crash Charges-Dubuque County

A Dubuque man is facing a vehicular homicide charge following a crash that killed a woman and her unborn child. 69-year old John Hoffman is charged with homicide by vehicle, nonconsensual termination of a pregnancy and serious injury by vehicle. The crash happened on November 9th on Highway 52 southeast of Key West. 20-year old Hannah Ruggeberg and her unborn child died. Another 3-year-old child was seriously injured. The complaint says Hoffman was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the crash. Hoffman is being held on a $250,000 cash bond in the Dubuque County Jail. If convicted on all charges, he could face up to 40 years in prison.

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