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March 21, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Felony charges finally levied in death of Bellevue woman

Associated Press

DUNCANNON, PA. – A now-retired dump truck driver for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has now been charged with vehicular homicide for an August crash that killed a Bellevue woman and seriously injured her daughter.

State police said additional charges filed Tuesday against Parke F. Hoover, 62, of Millerstown, Pa., include aggravated assault by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and traffic offenses.

The charges were lodged about a month after the husband of Hui Satorius, 43, had expressed disappointment to The Patriot-News of Harrisburg that the investigating trooper had only issued a minor citation.

At the time, it was said that further charges could be filed because that would be double jeopardy.

But  Perry County District Attorney Charles Chenot told the paper  he can overcome double-jeopardy issues, even though Hoover has already pleaded guilty to a summary offense and paid a fine.

“I don’t see it as justice to let it go,” Chenot told the Patriot-News.

A woman who answered a phone listed under Hoover’s name on Wednesday identified herself as his wife and declined comment.

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