Byesville Accident Still Under Investigation

POSTED BY: Emily Baird
Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 11:38 PM

The Byesville Police Department says it is still investigating an accident that killed a 19-year-old man Thursday evening.

Officer Jason Schwarck says Steven Bilyeu was at the Starlight Gas Station on Main Street, where he spoke with the clerk on two occasions for cardboard and for assistance with his car.

Schwarck says a short time later, Bilyeu was found, around 5:40 p.m, underneath his '97 Ford Explorer. Schwarck says the car dragged Bilyeu about 20 feet and crashed into a nearby fence.

United Ambulance and the Byesville Fire Department responded to the incident and had to extract Bilyeu from underneath the vehicle.

He was taken to the hospital were he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Schwarck says it is not known how Bilyeu got under the car nor how long he was under it.

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