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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MGM November 25, 2012 at 03:09 AM
I'm sure the attorney's are frothing at the mouth to defend him.
MGM November 25, 2012 at 03:26 AM
If he wasn't drinking then that just makes him plain stupid. An accident, yes, perhaps a bit of showing off behind the wheel, who knows? The way both of the cars looked and the fact that the CRV flipped several times & the occupants being ejected, I highly doubt it was a low speed impact. But, he'll likely find some scumbag to defend him & get him off scott free. One can only hope he at least has a conscience .
mamma bear November 25, 2012 at 04:14 AM
this is bull crap if that was my 11 year old daughter I would be damn sure the driver would be in jail or in the hospital bed with cuffs on him. He was speeding and killed a little girl and possiable her grandmaother. To all you people who say you know him and sre sticking up for him think how youwould feel if he killed your family and that is what he did you can call it an accident but it is still murder. I would love to get called for jury duty on this case. Burn in Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bazzzzzz November 25, 2012 at 04:20 AM
You should be done commenting. I am embarrassed for you. How dare you judge him when you just admitted that you've driven 10 MPH over the speed limit at times. A child advocate??? Please! You sir are a hypocrite whose quickly formed opinion is based on speculation at this point. And for the record, I know neither family and have sympathy for both. If the court system finds him negligent, then he should be punished. Until then, we are innocent until proven guilty in this country!
mugsrsb November 25, 2012 at 05:09 AM
The facts have yet to come out and when they do, will you all be willing to admit you were wrong? Drew is a kind hearted gentle man. What most of you dont know are the facts. So wait for the facts to come out before you make your judgements. A precious little girl is dead. It is beyond awful. Just be sure what you say before you assign blame. Shame on all of you who make judgements before the facts come out. Shame!!!!!
Bobz November 25, 2012 at 02:43 PM
To Mm who wrote: "I wonder how anyone feels you have the right to be so quick to judge. Hope you never do ANYTHING wrong- or your judgement will be worse. In my travels, I stayed at 55 and took more of the pace of traffic- easy to say average traveler in left lane was at least 70." There's a difference between driving 70 during the daylight in weekend/holiday traffic and what some eyewitnesses say was well in excess of 75+ mph just past dusk (in the dark early evening on a dimly lit highway) during rush hour traffic when some people were driving too fast in the slow lane and some too slow in the fast lane, which requires the mental capacity and driving skill to assess the conditions present and drive appropriately, like a careful human being. Drew Bodden comes across as a careless, reckless driver (based on his Facebook page and news reports) who seems like an overgrown adolescent with a penchant for fast cars, poor driving habits and a callous disregard for himself and anyone or anything that crossed his path or shared the road with him. Too bad it took an absolutely horrible situation like this to occur to send the message that driving as Bodden did sometimes invokes deadly consequences. Bodden apparently never got that message (might not get it now) and based on those defending what he did, some others don't get it either: SAFETY FIRST ON THE ROAD, STOP JEOPARDIZING ALL OUR LIVES WITH UNSAFE DRIVING HABITS, STUPID! DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT ARE FOREVER!
Bobz November 25, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Hear, hear.
jake November 25, 2012 at 03:04 PM
i knew holly from kindergarden
Lynne Hackett November 25, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Drew is and always has been an asshole. He is not a responsible family man. He is not married, can't commit, has always acted as if he is 16.
Bobz November 25, 2012 at 05:07 PM
@dog lady: are you serious? Only hurting the ones who by the grace of god lived through this event? No thanks to Bodden's driving habits and decisions he made that fateful evening. His driving offense rap sheet reads like it was a matter of time before something like this occurred with him behind the wheel, such as driving on a suspended license and caught doing it multiple times. His usefulness at this point is whether it influences anyone following in Bodden's footsteps (tire tracks?) to check themselves so as NOT to duplicate any and all Bodden's actions that culminated in this horrific crash and its tragic aftermath. Driving like a speed demon on heavily traveled public roads isn't a matter of "if," but "when" you're going to suffer disastrous results. Those who don't remember the past and take steps to avoid it, are doomed to repeat it.
Chris November 25, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Drinking or not this idiot Drew guy obviously has a lead foot and feels like he has to show off in his Mustang. Just in May 2012 he pled guilty for failing to obey rafic control devices, and in 2007 driving without a license and speeding. Wonder why he lost his license?? This wasn't just an "accident". It was gross negligence and I hope he is charged with homicide.
Katie November 26, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Drew Bodden, 37, of Plumstead Township, 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. Yeah, sounds like a real responsible "family" man. All you idiots defending him can continue to do so during visiting hours at the prison he will definitely be going to. Guaranteed!
KathyJ. November 26, 2012 at 01:41 PM
@DaveCave....don't worry, in these situations, the authorities check Facebook first to make their case. I am sure they downloaded all of the incriminating pictures before Drew's family shut down his FB page. Guess the family thought the pictures were a problem too.
jewl November 26, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Just like the accident where Mike Romeo was killed on Mearns road doing excessive speeds in a hot rod around 4 pm on a Monday afternoon? Hospitalized a woman in critical condition and left behind a wife and two kids. Why do you have to be a race car driver on regular driven roads. I have a nine year old daughter and cannot imagine if this happened to her. Complete disregard for others in my book! Very selfish and should not be tolerated.
ky November 27, 2012 at 04:58 AM
My Dads brothers wife brother was the guy who crashed into the car that Holly I wanted to kill him! he killed an innocent life! ugh I wanna kill him
E. W. November 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM
The point of this report was not to get people worked up and saying un-thoughtful things to each other from behind a keyboard. It was only posted to let people know about a horrible accident that affected the lives of many, many people and destroyed a young life. I am a family friend of Holly's and was at her funeral today and so many people came out to show their sadness at the lost life of a beautiful girl. Yes, Drew may be to blame, but nobody will ever really know what happened until the investigation is complete. Long live Holly.
Lynne Hackett December 03, 2012 at 06:09 PM
More than likely you will. Hope is not only yourself and not a 9 year old child
Lynne Hackett December 03, 2012 at 06:10 PM
sorry, I know this guy and he drinks. A lot. He took down his FB page because it caused such a scuffle. Police have already seen it
Lynne Hackett December 03, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Lynne Hackett December 03, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Sadly this man at 37 is a spoiled ass. I know him. He drinks. Heavily. He races on streets made for normal driving. He can race h is cars on a track and kill himself. No need to kill a child. He is "privileged" and has been handed stuff all his life. His family is well to do. He has not worked hard enough to even make an honest dollar.
Lynne Hackett December 03, 2012 at 06:18 PM
The CRV was not stopped. It was moving at 55 mph. Witnesses saw that. One man going 75 was passed by the mustang which "made him feel like he was standing still". He was going near 100 mph and this was in the right lane as he was passing the witness.
Lynne Hackett December 03, 2012 at 06:19 PM
We are not bound by HIPPA.
Lynne Hackett December 03, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Thumbs up.
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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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