Parents arrested after son's crash

February 25, 2009 7:25:38 PM PST
State Police have identified two girls killed when a car and a church van crashed, injuring 10 other people including a three-year-old.UPDATE: The Delaware State Police have arrested the parents of Reagan M. Ogden for their participation in reporting the vehicle driven by their son in the fatal crash as stolen.

Today, investigators arrested Regan M. Ogden and Mary E. Ogden, both 53 of Greenwood for hindering prosecution, conspiracy and falsely reporting an incident. In addition, Ms. Ogden was also charged with knowingly permitting an unlicensed driver to operate a vehicle.

These charges stem from the fact that both persons had falsified the report of the stolen vehicle and hindered the police investigation by providing false information to police as to their son's involvement. Investigators were able to determine that these persons were aware of what their son was involved in and knowingly attempted to defraud investigators in their efforts.

Investigators also learned that Ms. Ogden knew her son did not possess a valid driver's license and allowed him to drive the vehicle. Both were arrested after they voluntarily surrendered to police at Troop 5 in Bridgeville. Mr. Ogden was released on a $1250.00 unsecured bond and Ms. Ogden was released on a $1350.00 unsecured bond.

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AP's earlier story on the accident:

Police say 12-year-old Kayla Tate of Lewes and 10-year-old Tashaun Mallory of Laurel were not wearing seatbelts when the van registered to Grace-N-Mercy Ministries in Georgetown overturned Tuesday night on U.S. Route 13 in Bridgeville.

Police say those injured have nonlife threatening injuries. The injured include two women in their twenties, four teens and five boys and girls including the 3-year-old girl.

Police have charged 33-year-old Reagan Ogden of Greenwood with two counts of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and driving after judgment prohibited.

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