5-year-old hurt in alleged DUI crash
by Jarrid Deaton
ALLEN A 5-year-old girl is in stable condition after an accident Friday evening in Allen, involving an alleged drunk driver who was released from jail just a few days earlier on DUI-related charges.
Olivia Conn, of Prestonsburg, was seriously injured in the crash and transported to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. Conn was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her father, Joey Conn, who was also injured.
The driver of the the vehicle that crashed into the car carrying Conn was Marion Kilburn, 50, of Prestonsburg, who has been arrested multiple times on charges of driving under the influence.
Kilburn had just been released from the Floyd County Detention Center on Jan. 30, after being arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs for the third time or more, operating on a suspended or revoked operators license and failure to maintain required insurance. Kilburn was released after posting a $1,000 cash bond. Kilburn has served prison time on previous DUI charges dating back to 1989.
According to County Attorney Keith Bartley, Kilburn is currently in critical but stable condition at UK.
A warrant has been issued for Kilburns arrest, charging him with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first-degree persistent felony offender, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, failure to illuminate head lamps, no insurance, no seat belt, reckless driving, driving on a DUI-suspended license and first-degree assault.
According to the warrant, Kilburn was driving on the wrong side of the road without headlights when he hit the vehicle in which Conn was a passenger. Kilburns blood alcohol level was reported as 0.25.
The warrant for Kilburns arrest was issued on Monday.
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