ATV Passenger’s Condition Improves

Friends Plan Vigil For Crash Victims Tonight

Posted: March 30, 2013

ELKTON - An Elkton woman’s condition has improved after she was seriously injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash Sunday that killed her fiancé.

 

Jessica Williams, 24, who also goes by Jessica Lyles, was in fair condition Friday at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, according to a hospital spokesman.

 

Williams was a passenger on an ATV being driven by Cody Breeden, 23, of Elkton, when the crash occurred about 3:20 p.m. Sunday on Red Brush Road near Elkton.

 

According to the Virginia State Police, Breeden was driving west on Red Brush Road, about a quarter-mile east of Fox Mountain Road, when he lost control, went off the road and hit a utility pole.

 

It was snowing at the time of the wreck. Police said the roads were wet but not covered with snow.

 

Both Breeden and Williams were taken to U.Va., where Breeden died early Wednesday morning.

 

The crash remained under investigation Friday.

 

Friends of the couple plan to hold a candlelight memorial and prayer vigil for them tonight.

 

The event begins at 7 p.m. at Stonewall Park in Elkton.

 

As of Friday, more than 300 people indicated they plan to attend the “Facebook event” set up by the organizers.

 

Friends also have planned a fundraising bake sale for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 at the Family Dollar in Elkton. Organizers say the proceeds will go to the couple’s family members.

 

— Staff reports



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