fatal collision 1 300MACEO, Ky. (7/13/17) — A 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree manslaughter after the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office completed its investigation into a fatal ATV accident July 3.

Darin Austin Bean of Maceo also was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol – with aggravated circumstances – first offense and operating an ATV on the roadway.

DCSO said Darin Bean was operating the ATV on Kentucky 405 and attempted to jump the railroad tracks that run parallel to Kentucky 2830. Unbeknownst to Darin Bean, a vehicle was headed west on Kentucky 2830 and the ATV traveled in the road, where the two vehicles collided.

A passenger on the ATV, Jared Bean, 23, died at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital as a result of his injuries. The Beans are cousins.

Police say Darin Bean had a blood alcohol level of .164 confirmed by medical records obtained by a search warrant.

The driver of the passenger car was Robert Bevil, 61 of Owensboro.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Region 3

 

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