The victim’s family hit-and-run speaks in a man’s decision in Johnson County


A 48-year-old Johnson County man who killed two young men in Hit and run at Overland Park 2018 He was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison on Tuesday.

The ruling was passed on to the Johnson County District Court Bradley E. Woodworth, He pleaded guilty to his role in the crash for a reckless second murder. He was sentenced to 117 months in prison for each count, for a total of 234 months, or 19 and a half years in a row.

Died in a wreck on October 6 near the intersection of 151st and Stearns streets 18-year-old Matthew Broski and 20-year-old Samuel Siever..

More than 50 Broski friends and family filled two courts in the Johnson County District Court and urged the judge to make a longer sentence than the prosecutor requested in the plea bargain. The judicial transaction allowed Woodworth to enforce both judgments at the same time, resulting in a sentence of less than 10 years.

Brosky’s family and friends said that wasn’t enough.

Twenty family members and friends issued a statement in court, explaining that Broski is a fun and loving young man who makes everyone smile and feel wrapped up. Others in the court cried as the speaker reminisced about how Brosky spent time on his family’s ranch and made his friends and family laugh every time he went out. They lamented the milestones he had missed for himself and his loved ones.

Samuel Siever (left) and Matthew Broski died in a car accident at Overland Park on October 6, 2018.

Samuel Siever (left) and Matthew Broski died in a car accident at Overland Park on October 6, 2018.

On the night of October 2018, on their way home to prepare for Rockhurst High School’s homecoming dance, Broski did nothing wrong, they said.

“You died alone in his unrecognized car in the middle of 151st Street, leaving my son, my beautiful Matthew Williams,” said Matthew Broski’s mother, Sally Broski. I told Worth. “Who is this?”

Leave the scene

According to a document from the Johnson County District CourtWitnesses told police that a van driven by Woodworth and a Toyota Avalon driven by Siever are speeding east on 151st Avenue.

Van and Toyota came into contact with each other as they passed the witnesses in his car.

Toyota went out of control, crossed the median strip and entered the westbound lane of 151st Avenue, where it collided with a car on the driver’s side and turned sideways.

A white Suzuki Vitara, driven by another westbound vehicle, Broski, attacked Avalon on the passenger side and killed both young men.

Woodworth is said to have escaped from the scene after the crash. He was arrested about a week later.

“Beyond recklessness”

Woodworth apologized for his actions in a statement and stated that he could not explain why he drove recklessly that day. He and his lawyer pointed out that he has been spending time on treatment since then.

Judge Thomas Kelly Ryan said he did not understand why Woodworth could not find a way to apologize or regret the victim’s family until the day of the decision. Woodworth escaped from the crash, despite records showing that he heard a siren on his way to his parents’ house, but Ryan had nothing to do with the incident and a driver left the shipwreck. He said he tried to pull it out. He called Woodworth’s actions “disastrous and terrible” and “beyond just recklessness.”

After Judge Ryan handed down a long sentence, Broski’s parents hugged family and friends outside the courtroom.

“We did what we came here,” Sally Broski told the crowd. She thanked her loved ones during the sobbing for their help and support. Prior to the ruling, Ryan said he had received about 100 written statements.

Outside the court, Brosky’s father said he was pleased that the judge had heard a statement about the victim’s effects and decided to impose a longer sentence.

“In the final analysis, it won’t get our son back,” said Jeff Brosky. “I haven’t done anything so far, but in our opinion this punishes this guy.”