The charges stem from an accident that claimed the life of 65- year-old Henry M. Casey of Caneyville on April 21.
According to a report from Kentucky State Police Trooper Norman Chaffins, Trevor Edwards, Falls of Rough, was traveling north on Watershed Road when he lost control of the 1998 Ford Ranger he was driving.
“He was going too fast as he came around the corner and when he hit his brakes the truck skidded head-on into the Nissan Altima that Casey was a passenger in,” said Chaffins.
“The teen admitted he had been drinking alcohol and agreed to a blood test.”
Chaffins added. There were four occupants in the Altima, the driver, Elmer C. Stewart, Jr., Casey and two children.
Stewart, along with both children and the passenger of the truck were flown by LifeNet from Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center to University of Louisville Hospital.
Stewart suffered several broken bones and internal injuries, the four-year old child in the back seat suffered a broken pelvis and the three-year-old fractured a femur bone. Neither of the children suffered life-threatening injuries.
Casey died on the way to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center.
The passenger of the truck, Joshua Long, 20, suffered broken bones and his injuries were non-life threatening. He was flown from an area hospital to a Louisville hospital later Tuesday evening. Edwards suffered minor injuries.
“The blood alcohol test results showed .05 percent alcohol in Edward’s blood stream but the drug toxicology resulted proved there were no other drugs in his system,” said Chaffins. “There may also be charges pending on the adults who provided the minor with alcohol.”
Because Edwards was 17-years-old at the time of the accident the charges were filed in the juvenile courts but the charges meet the criteria of the Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) to send the case to circuit court. Edwards may be tried as a youthful offender in the adult courts.