(10-3-22) The Steuben County (Indiana) Sheriff’s Office announced Monday night they have made an arrest in a hit-and-run crash on Saturday night that sent two boys to the hospital, since that time the 13 year old has passed away.
Ryly Cumings (12) of Angola was the 12-year-old victim and has been released from the hospital after being treated for a head laceration.
Wayden Bennett (13) also of Angola, passed away after being taken to the hospital.
The hit and run crash occurred on CR 275 N. A suspect has been identified as Hope Richmond (45) of Montpelier, OH. Richmond’s vehicle was recognized as a vehicle possibly involved and was reported to the Sheriff’s Office by a good citizen of Steuben County. The citizen observed the vehicle south of Fremont on SR 827 at a residence. Sheriff’s deputies then followed up on the tip and located the driver and vehicle. Richmond was booked into the Steuben County Jail on one count of leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a level 4 felony and one count of leaving the scene of a accident causing serious bodily injury, a level 6 felony.
She remains held without bond pending an initial court appearance.
The crash happened in the 1500 block of West CR 275 N in rural Pleasant Township, near Lake James around 8:55 p.m. Saturday.