A Greenwood-area man was charged Wednesday in the hit-and-run deaths of two girls killed Tuesday night when the car he was driving crashed into a van carrying the victims and 11 other people, 10 of whom were injured, Delaware State Police said.
Reagan M. Ogden, 33, of the 8100 block of Graystoned Lane, has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and driving while prohibited. He was committed to Sussex Correctional Center after failing to post $55,000 bail.
The crash occurred around 8:45 p.m. on U.S. 13 in Bridgeville, near the intersection of Laverty Lane, Sgt. Joshua Bushweller said.
Tashaun Mallory, 10, of Laurel, and Kayla Tate, 12, of Lewes, were killed. Mallory was thrown from the van, and Tate was partially ejected.
They were among 11 people seated in three bench seats in the rear of the van that were designed to hold nine people, Bushweller said. The van had nine seat belts in the bench seats, but none of the 11 seated in them was wearing one.
State Police say a Greenwood couple has been charged with falsely reporting that their car had been stolen after their son was involved in a crash that left two girls dead.
Police said Wednesday that Regan and Mary Ogden of Greenwood also knowingly gave investigators false information about their son's involvement in the crash.
I heard on the radio that his bail is a cash bail, meaning he'd have to post the entire amount in cash to be released.