ELKINS, W.Va. – Police in Randolph County have released the name of a teenager killed in a Thursday DUI-related accident.
Authorities say Timothy “Bo” Hornick, 15, of Mill Creek, was in a car that crashed into an oncoming vehicle and then went over an embankment on U.S. Route 219 near Tygarts Valley High School Thursday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, Cole Edmond, 19, of Dailey, is in the Tygart Regional Jail on $50,000 bail. He is charged with DUI causing death.
The criminal complaint claims Edmond told deputies he had been drinking vodka earlier in the day. Investigators say he lost control of his car heading around a curve and when he tried to get it back on the road he went across the centerline and slammed into an oncoming vehicle. Edmond’s car then went over an embankment.
A second passenger in the car, 17-year-old Eric Davis of Valley Bend was treated and released from a hospital.