Man Charged in Accident that Killed Valley Falls Teen

A Valley Falls man is now charged for an accident that killed a teenager nearly a year ago.

The Valley Falls Vindicator reports Jacob Kearney will make his first court appearance Jan. 26 on charges including involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol.

18-year old Cameron Bickford died Feb. 23, 2008 when the pickup Kearney was driving went off the road and rolled west of Ozawkie. Bickford was a student at Valley Falls High School

Kearney was 19 at the time.

Another passenger, a 15-year old girl, also was injured.