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Child Killed in Obion County Accident

October 3rd, 2012 - By Charles Choate

     An Obion County child was killed Tuesday afternoon in a one vehicle accident near South Fulton.

Tennessee Highway Patrol reports said four year old Chance Hoover, of South Fulton, was killed when the vehicle he was in, struck a tree on State Highway 214 around 3:15.

The report said the driver of the 1998 Jeep Cherokee was 32 year old Ricky Hopper the second of South Fulton.

Trooper investigations indicated the vehicle was southbound, when it crossed the centerline and struck a driveway culvert.

The report said the vehicle became airborne and struck the tree with its roof.

The report did indicate that a child restraint device was properly used during the accident.

An investigation into the fatal crash continues by Highway Patrol officials at this time.