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Sunday, March 22, 2015


Maryland State Police Press Release

(ANNAPOLIS, MD) – Two teenagers, injured yesterday when the car they were sitting in behind stopped traffic on Rt. 50 was struck, were both pronounced dead today as a result of injuries sustained in the Anne Arundel County crash.

The deceased are identified as Susannah Badders, 19, of Manchester, Md., and her friend, Jason Simpkins, 19, of Ellicott City, Md. Both were pronounced dead today at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where they had been flown yesterday following the crash in which they were injured. Susannah Badders’ father, Raymond Badders, 63, of Manchester, died at the scene of the crash yesterday.

The crash occurred at about 2:45 p.m. yesterday on eastbound Rt. 50 at the Rt. 665 overpass. Details issued yesterday about the crash can be found in the previous news release at:

The investigation into the crash is continuing. No charges have been filed at this time. The completed investigation will be forwarded to the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office for review regarding charges.


Anonymous said...

The vehicle he was driving is registered to the Takoma Park Police Department, where Ala is employed as a police officer. He was off-duty at the time of the crash.

My guess is that speed was a factor and he was on a cell phone talking or texting. I hope the appropriate charges apply. I myself have been speeding on 97 and in the area of this accident. If you are not paying attention you can cause a serious accident.

This person should be charged with manslaughter x 3. I typically support all officers, but something in this case stinks.

Anonymous said...

So sad to read this. Hopefully the lord received them all. No excuse for any cop to kill people in a manner like this. I hope he received the maximum and unbiased punishment possible. And rail road his butt!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, he will receive a slap on the wrist, if that, a new truck, and back on the job as if nothing happened.

Just watch.

May the Good Lord welcome these poor souls.

Anonymous said...

Very sad. The young people were SU students returning to Salisbury from Spring Break.

Anonymous said...

One would think that a police officer would have better sense & reaction time. I have to wonder what kind of speed was involved to have flipped the car. Didn't even slow for stopped traffic?! Those poor people!! At least the daughter won't have survivor's guilt for the loss of her father that wasn't her fault. RIP, poor souls; should never have happened.