A father has been indicted for vehicular homicide in the death of his 3-year-old daughter who was killed when they crashed on a four-wheeler atop Harrison Ferry Mountain earlier this year.
The defendant, Michael Enos, 30, had his request for reduction of his $50,000 bond denied this week by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley at arraignment. He remains held at Warren County Jail charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, one by intoxication and the other by recklessness.
The felony counts are both for the death of his daughter, Harmony Rose Enos, who was killed when the four-wheeler on which she was riding with her father crashed and overturned as they were riding in a remote wooded area off Wash Roberts Road in April. The father carried his daughter to a nearby home where an ambulance was called. However, the child died before emergency personnel could arrive.
According to sheriff’s investigator Travis Thaxton, the investigation of the four-wheeler crash led to bringing charges against the father.
“Blood alcohol showed he was over the limit,” Thaxton said, noting the legal limit for intoxication is .08.
Authorities also suspect Enos may have been operating the four-wheeler in a reckless manner when he crashed and overturned.
Enos has been set for trial Feb. 22.