Dubuque man charged in crash that killed pregnant woman

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DUBUQUE, Iowa — A Dubuque man has been arrested in connection with a car crash in November that killed a pregnant woman and injured a child.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says 69-year-old John E. Hoffman was charged Tuesday with homicide by vehicle-operating under the influence, nonconsensual termination of a pregnancy and serious injury by vehicle.

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69-year-old John Hoffman

The charges stem from a Nov. 9 crash on Highway 52 southeast of Key West that killed 20-year-old Hannah Ruggeberg and injured a 3-year-old child.

Ruggeberg was pregnant at the time of the crash. Hoffman is being held on a $250,000 cash bond.

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