OLATHE, Kan. — The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office on Friday charged the driver who is accused of killing two young men in a hit-and-run crash over the weekend.
Bradley Woodworth, 45, of Olathe, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
It was a somber scene Friday afternoon outside the Ascension Catholic Church in Overland Park, where the family and friends of 18-year-old Matthew Bloskey gathered for a final farewell to the Rockhurst High School senior.
Bloskey was one of the two men who died Saturday after police say Woodworth’s van struck Samuel Siebuhr’s car on West 151st Street, causing Siebuhr to drive into oncoming traffic and hit Bloskey's vehicle.
Friends of Siebuhr were also grieving on Friday. Jackie Mittag, office manager at Connecting for Good, said that she met the 20-year-old last summer when he worked as a computer technician at the nonprofit, which provides internet access to low-income communities.
“There wasn’t anything he didn’t want to do, there wasn’t anything he didn’t want to learn, and he was also excited about everything he did,” Mittag said.
"The people who work with him are still speechless," she said. "Some of them still cry when you mention his name."
Siebuhr is remembered as a hard-working man who loved cars. He was studying automotive technology at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
“He wanted to know more about cars, he wanted to work on cars, he wanted to go to college,” Mittag said. “We were one of his stepping stones that he was going to use to his advantage to get there.”
But those dreams were cut short on Saturday.
According to court records, Woodworth has a history of traffic violations in Johnson County and in Florida.
On Friday, he was on suicide watch at the Johnson County Jail, according to the Sheriff's Office.