GERRARDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Police say a Berkeley County woman tested positive for drugs after the car she was driving Friday collided with a motorcycle head-on, causing the death of 51-year-old David E. Kessel.
Jessica Nicole Faircloth, 21, was arraigned Wednesday morning by Magistrate JoAnn Overington on one felony count of driving under the influence with death.
Faircloth was in Eastern Regional Jail on $100,000 bond Wednesday, according to jail and court records.
Kessel of Spring Mills, W.Va., was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened about 3:15 p.m. on W.Va. 45 (Apple Harvest Drive), just west of the intersection with W.Va. 51/Buck Hill Road, police said.
After the accident, Faircloth tested positive for having benzodiazepine, cannabinoid and opiates after consenting to being tested, according to a complaint filed in magistrate court by Berkeley County Sheriff's Department Lt. W.A. Johnson.