CORRECTION: Charge Filed In Fatal Crash

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THIS STORY WAS UPDATED MONDAY, JULY 6, TO REFLECT A CORRECTION, WHICH IS NOTED BELOW.

A felony charge has been filed in Bond County Circuit Court against a Mulberry Grove man in regard to an accident that killed a rural Carlyle teen.

K.C. Lee Michael Rich, age 18, of rural Carlyle died in the one-vehicle crash that occurred about 6:20 a.m. April 12 on First Avenue, east of McKendree Road in rural Keyesport.

Rich was the driver, and a passenger in the vehicle, Stephen Schlaefer, was seriously injured. Both were thrown from the unit after it struck a culvert and overturned several times.

Bond County State’s Attorney Dora Mann has charged James Q. Seely, age 21, of Mulberry Grove with alleged unlawful delivery of liquor to a minor, a Class 4 felony.

Its alleged Seely, after purchasing a 30-pack of beer, delivered the alcohol to Schlaefer, a person under age 21, and a death occurred as a result of this violation, being the death of Rich.

It was initially reported that the defendant has posted bond, which was set at $100,000 or $10,000 cash. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 13. WGEL learned Monday afternoon, July 6, that this information was incorrectly entered into court documents. The actual amount of the bond was $10,000 or $1,000 cash.

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