Groveland Student Identified as Crash Victim

Holly Huynh would have been 10 years old in December.

Monday is likely to be a sad day at Groveland Elementary.

Holly Huynh, one of the school's students, has been identified as the child who died in Wednesday night's car crash on the Rt. 611 Bypass.

Police said Friday that Huynh was 9 years old and would have celebrated her 10th birthday in December.

The mother of one of Huynh's classmates remembered her Friday as "always smiling, laughing and just full of life."

Holly was killed in the two-car collision, which happened around 6:45 p.m. near the Broad Street exit of the Bypass.

Her grandmother, Suzanne Berry, 55, of Plumstead, was flown from the scene to Temple University Hospital in "extremely critical" condition. Berry remained in critical condition Friday, authorities said.

Bucks County investigators believe the driver of a Ford Mustang may have been speeding when he hit Berry's Honda CRV from behind, forcing her off the road.

That driver, Drew Bodden, 37, of Plumstead, has a history of traffic violations. In 2007, he pleaded guilty to driving without a licence and exceeding the speed limit by more than 10 miles an hour, according to court records.

Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said a team of investigators is scrutinizing the crash and will decide soon whether to press charges.


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Finn December 12, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Mugsrsb.....looks like the facts are out. Are YOU willing to admit YOU were wrong? Loser!
AB December 14, 2012 at 03:29 AM
And the facts are out! A young girl is dead because this jerk couldn't grow up and be a responsible adult! I don't care how nice he is, he had MULTIPLE chances to learn from his mistakes before they became serious and this time it's too late! There is ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE for ANY human being to be doing 140+ mph, that's just pure insanity! Do you still want to try to defend this guy???? He KILLED an innocent child! There is no way his actions are excusable on any level, and anyone who tries to defend him is just as guilty! His family and friends should be ashamed of him. He doesn't even deserve the leniency of the court to be out on bail for treatment and pain meds- he should suffer the consequences of his actions to the FULLEST extent!!!!
J December 14, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Since everyone else is touching up on past arguments, I would just like to point out that my original problem with the comments here were everyone assuming Drew was drunk since he had pictures of beer on his Facebook. Y'all were wrong. I'm not saying this makes anything better, he was still being a reckless fool, and the world is a sadder place for it. But what's sadder is that it still has people that are far too quick to judge in it.
KathyCl December 14, 2012 at 04:01 PM
No, J, once again.....YOU are wrong. The saddest part is that a beautiful little girl is gone. Passing judgement on someone's actions for their outrageous behavior pales in comparison to the sadness of the death of this angel. Why don't you go bring your BFF, Drew, some chicken soup.
Jane December 14, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Wrong assumptions about drinking playing a role in the accident don't make Holly's death any less tragic, and don't help anyone feel better. Turns out that Drew was stone cold sober and made a sober decision to do what he did, and the Deputy DA James seems to me to have been saying that the fact it was a deliberate, unimpaired decision to drive so fast was a factor in why this was murder. I don't know what Kathy's point is supposed to be? I don't know how waiting to see the facts shows leniency toward Bodden. The facts are horribly sad as they are.


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