Woman Heads To Trial For Providing Alcohol To Teens Before Crash
SALEM (KDKA) – A Salem woman is now headed to trial for allegedly providing beer to teenagers in the hours before they were involved in a fatal crash.
Susan Sanders-Watt, 59, is charged with corruption of minors, recklessly endangering another person and providing alcohol to minors.
The crash happened last summer on Church Road in Salem. It killed three graduates of Greensburg Salem High School.
The victims were Michael Simpson, 19, Jordan Cobb, 19 and Carly Kudray, 18.
Chad Vandergraft, another passenger in the car, was injured, but survived.
Simpson, who was driving, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.147.
The district attorney decided not to file involuntary manslaughter charges because the teens had also been drinking at Kudray’s home earlier in the evening.
The victims’ families were all in the courtroom for Wednesday’s preliminary hearing.
In previous court proceedings, Sanders-Watt apologized for what happened.