Pennsylvania: Killed by her DUI boyfriend Adam McIlvee, Ashley Harvey’s family lists him as a ‘survivor’ in obituary; he pleaded guilty to DUI homicide

Adam McIlve pleads guilty to DUI homicide for killing his girlfriend in crash after an evening at a bar. Photo courtesy of WFMZ

Killed by her DUI boyfriend Adam McIlvee, Ashley Harvey’s family lists him as a ‘survivor’ in obituary

The man who killed Ashley Marie Harvey, the late woman’s boyfriend, Adam Scott McIlvee,  is scheduled to be sentenced to as little as 18 months in prison for DUI homicide following his guilty plea to DUI homicide.

Indeed, like all DUI killers who do not themselves perish in a crash, he is a survivor, and after a short stint in prison will soon be resuming his normal life while his victim is gone forever.

  • According to Police:
    McIlvee was westbound on West Philadelphia Avenue, which is Route 73 when he lost control at a bend and the vehicle struck a guide rail along the eastbound lane.
  • McIlvee and Harvey were thrown from the vehicle, and police initially were uncertain who was driving.McIlvee was taken by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital with what police described at the time as serious injuries.
  • A crash reconstruction team from the Berks County district attorney’s forensic services unit assisted Colebrookdale police with the investigation, which determined McIlvee was the driver.

An Oley Township man admitted in court that he was driving drunk when his vehicle crashed in Colebrookdale Township last year, fatally injuring his girlfriend.

Adam S. McIlvee, 24, of the 100 block of Bertolet Mill Road pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge Eleni Dimitriou Geishauser to homicide by vehicle, drunken driving and driving at an unsafe speed for conditions.
Ashley Harvey, 22, of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, was pronounced dead by a trauma doctor in Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown on Aug. 4 at 4:40 a.m., several hours after the crash. She was a passenger in McIlvee’s vehicle. MORE

Ashley Marie Harvey killed by DUI driver Adam McIlvee Aug. 3, 2016

Ashley Marie Harvey, 22, of Pennsburg, died suddenly on August 4, 2016. She was the beloved daughter of Dennis Harvey Sr and Michelle (Bivighouse) Harvey of Pennsburg. Ashley was a fun, free spirit who loved life with a strong love of nature and animals. She adored her cats: Ozzie, Zimba, and Enzo. She will be dearly missed by her parents, a brother, Dennis Jr., of Pennsburg, maternal grandmother, Marlene Bivighouse of Red Hill, paternal grandparents: Dennis N. & Christine Harvey of Boyertown, her boyfriend, Adam McIlvee, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services will be Wednesday, 11:30 am, at the Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pennsburg. All are welcome to visit at 9:00 am until the service. Contributions may be made in her honor to any animal rescue of choice. To offer online condolences, visit her “Book of Memories” at