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POSTPONED: Hearing delayed for driver in DUI death

May 8, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — Prosecutors in Whitley County delayed the hearing Monday of a man involved in a fatal car crash April 29 in southern Whitley County that killed a three-year old boy.
According to officials in the Whitley County Circuit Court, as well as a spokesperson from the Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office, the hearing slated Monday morning for Mya Tha Tun, 52, of Fort Wayne, was delayed and no future court date has yet been set.
Police say Tun was intoxicated when the vehicle he was driving slammed into a van carrying a family of six.
After initially being charged with operating while intoxicated causing death when he was booked into the Whitley County Jail, the Whitley County Prosecutor’s Office added seven more felonies two days later, including reckless homicide, three counts of criminal recklessness and three counts of operating while intoxicated, causing bodily injury.
At approximately 8 p.m. April 29, a van containing two adults and four children was rear-ended by another van at the intersection of U.S. 24 and Ind. 114, near Roanoke.
The driver, Joel Hoffman, 35, along with Christina Hoffman, 34, and her four children, were taken to a Fort Wayne hospital , where Ethan Hoffman, 3, died of blunt force trauma, according to the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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