Plumstead man to be charged in fatal Thanksgiving eve crash

Posted: December 13, 2012

A Plumstead Township man with a record of motor-vehicle violations will be charged in the fatal car crash that killed a 9-year-old girl in Doylestown Township last month, authorities said Wednesday.

Doylestown Township police and the Bucks County District Attorney's Office have scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. Thursday to announce the arrest of Drew Bodden, 37, in the death of Holly Huynh on the night before Thanksgiving.

Authorities have said they believed Bodden was speeding when his Ford Mustang rear-ended a Honda CR-V just before 7 p.m. on the northbound Doylestown Bypass.

The impact caused the Honda to veer off the highway and flip several times. Emergency responders found Huynh and her grandmother Suzanne Berry, 55, both of Plumstead, ejected near the wreckage.

The girl died at the scene. Berry was flown to Temple University Hospital, where she was listed in fair condition Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said.

Bodden and his passenger, Christine Mokrynchuk, 43, also of Plumstead, were taken to Abington Memorial Hospital.

Bodden has pleaded guilty to infractions such as failing to obey traffic control devices, failing to stop at stop signs, and driving on a suspended or revoked license on at least three occasions during the last five years, records show.


Contact Bill Reed at 215-801-2964, wreed@philly.com, or follow on Twitter @breedbucks. Read his blog, "BucksInq," at www.philly.com/bucksinq.

Inquirer staff writer Jeremy Roebuck contributed to this article.

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