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UPDATE: Driver Sentenced in Fatal DUI Crash

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 2/1/13
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Mingo County man who pleaded guilty to his role in a crash that killed a passenger in his SUV has learned his jail sentence.

Thursday, a judge sentenced Joshua Miller to one year in jail with credit for time served, including home confinement. As a result Miller should be released in about six months.

The fatal crash happened along Corridor G near Borderland in October 2011. Twenty-one-year-old Adam York was killed and two other passengers were injured.

In September, a jury convicted Miller of felony reckless DUI causing death and misdemeanor DUI causing death.

But during Miller’s sentencing hearing, Judge Michael Thornsbury threw out the conviction due to problems with a juror, poor evidence collecting and possible procedural error.

Last month, Miller pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of DUI causing death.

Prosecutor Michael Sparks tells WSAZ.com that everyone in the SUV at the time of the crash was intoxicated. He also said each person willingly and voluntarily got into the vehicle.



UPDATE 1/8/13
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Mingo County man who had his conviction in deadly DUI set aside has now pleaded guilty to his role in that crash that killed a passenger.

In September, a jury found Joshua Miller responsible for a fatal crash that killed a 21-year-old Adam York and injured two other people in the SUV Miller was driving.

The crash happened along Corridor G near Borderland in Mingo County in October 2011.

During his trial, a jury convicted Miller of felony reckless DUI causing death and misdemeanor DUI causing death.

But during Miller’s sentencing hearing in early November, Judge Michael Thornsbury threw out the conviction due to problems with a juror, poor evidence collecting and possible procedural error. A new trial date was then set in the case.

On Monday, Miller pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of DUI causing death.

Prosecutor Michael Sparks says that as part of the plea agreement, he recommended that Miller receive the maximum sentence of one year in jail.

Sparks also recommend that Miller receive only credit for time served at Southwestern Regional Jail, and not credit for time served while on electronic home confinement.

Miller will be sentenced on January 31.

Sparks tells WSAZ.com that everyone in the SUV at the time of the crash was intoxicated. He also says each person willingly and voluntarily got into the vehicle.



UPDATE 11/2/12 @ Noon
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A judge has set aside the DUI Causing Death conviction of a Mingo County man.

In September a jury found Joshua Miller responsible for a fatal crash that killed a 21-year-old and injured two other people.

The crash happened along Corridor G near Borderland in Mingo County in October 2011.

Miller was the driver of an SUV that crashed.

Investigators say Adam York died in the crash and two other passengers Miller’s vehicle were hurt.

During his trial, a jury convicted Miller of felony reckless DUI causing death and misdemeanor DUI causing death.

During Miller’s sentencing hearing on Wednesday, Judge Michael Thornsbury threw out the conviction due to problems with a juror, poor evidence collecting and possible procedural error, according to the Williamson newspaper.

The judge set a new trial for December 4. A pre-trial hearing is set for November 27.



UPDATE 4/19/12 @ 2:35 p.m.
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man has been indicted in connection with a fatal crash that killed another man.

The crash happened along Corridor G near Borderland in Mingo County in October 2011.

Joshua Miller was the driver of an SUV that crashed. He is charged with reckless DUI causing death and two counts of DUI causing bodily Injury.

Investigators say a 21-year-old died in the crash and two other passengers were hurt.



ORIGINAL STORY 10/13/11 @ 3 p.m.
MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A young man is dead after an accident early Thursday morning. Deputies in Mingo County say the driver of the vehicle was drunk.

The one-vehicle crash happened along Corridor G near Borderland in Mingo County. Deputies say four people were in the SUV that crashed.

Joshua Miller was drunk and behind the wheel at the time of the accident, according to Mingo County Deputies.

A 21-year-old passenger died from his injuries; another 21-year-old was seriously hurt and flown to St. Mary's Medical Center. Deputies say Miller and the fourth passenger were not seriously hurt.

Miller has been charged with DUI Causing Death.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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