DUI Charge Filed in Deadly ATV Accident
An all-terrain vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a 22-year-old Cameron woman remains under investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.
The accident occurred Saturday evening on Valley Run near the community of Adaline.
According to Chief Deputy Kevin Cecil, 911 received a call at 6:30 p.m. regarding an accident involving an ATV on which a male and a female were riding.
Cecil described the ATV as being large, and he said although it was equipped with seat belts, the riders were not wearing them.
Cecil said the ATV rolled over several times, going about 30 feet over an embankment.
The female victim, Kayla Breann Lilley of Cameron, was ejected and pinned under the vehicle.
Cecil said the other person on the ATV, Casey Hill, 23, of Blair’s Ridge, was not at the scene when officers arrived. According to the criminal complaint, sheriff’s deputies had reason to think Hill was at the Cameron Fire Department and contacted West Virginia State Police to look in that area. Troopers found Hill and notified deputies he may have been under the influence of alcohol.
A test showed Hill’s blood-alcohol content at 0.098 percent, over the legal limit of 0.08 percent for driving. According to the complaint, however, Hill told troopers he had not consumed alcohol.
He was taken to the sheriff’s office to await possible charges.
In the meantime, deputies found three empty beer cans near the ATV, as well as an unopened beer that was still cold inside of the vehicle.
Hill consented to another BAC test, which showed a result of 0.069 percent.
Hill was processed at the sheriff’s office and charged with driving under the influence causing death, then taken to Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, where he was given a medical clearance.
He was then taken to the Northern Regional Jail and bonded out later that night. Cecil said there were several ATV riders in the area at the time of the accident.
Hill’s bond was set by Marshall County Magistrate David Buzzard at $10,000. No preliminary hearing date had been set as of Tuesday.
Funeral services for Lilley will be held at 1 p.m. today at Anderson Funeral Home in Cameron.