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Posted on Mon, Jun 21, 2010 : 7:49 p.m.

Ann Arbor mom, daughter killed in crash in Virginia

By Staff

An Ann Arbor mother and her daughter were killed today in a two-vehicle crash in Virginia where they were traveling for field hockey tryouts, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Theresa Supica, 45, and Samantha Supica, 12, both of Ann Arbor, died at the scene of the 11:14 a.m. crash near mile marker 84 on southbound Interstate 95, said Sgt. Thomas Molnar, a state police spokesman. Theresa Supica was in the front passenger seat and Samantha in a rear passenger seat at the time of the crash, he said.

The teenage driver and her teenage sister, also daughters of Theresa Supica but not further identified, suffered serious injuries and were taken to VCU Medical Center.

Molnar said the Supica family was traveling to Virginia Beach for field hockey tryouts.

The driver of the second vehicle, Se H. Yoo, 20, of Centreville, suffered minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital. ¶

Police said the wreck occurred when Yoo, driving a Toyota Corolla, was traveling in the right lane of southbound I-95 and changed lanes to avoid another vehicle and lost control. Yoo’s car struck the Ford Explorer, occupied by the Supica family, causing the Explorer to veer out of control and overturn several times, landing on its roof.



Thu, Jun 24, 2010 : 9:41 a.m.

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends.

Catherine Metz

Wed, Jun 23, 2010 : 11:41 a.m.

The entire community weeps at this terrible tragedy.


Wed, Jun 23, 2010 : 9:32 a.m.

What an absolutely tragic thing to have happened to such a wonderful, loving family.. I worked with Scott for many years at Ford; this incident was so uncalled for. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Supica family. Life is a precious commodity and has been stolen from a family that clearly did not deserve to have this happen to them.

Cendra Lynn

Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 11:33 p.m.

I am so saddened to learn of this tragedy. Samantha was a friend of a friend of a friend, and yet the news reached me before this article. She so clearly was well loved, as was her mother and as is the whole family. For anyone seeking support in their grief, I suggest GriefNet: where there are groups for both adults and kids and many grief resources.


Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 3:31 p.m.

Donations can be made to the Supica Family Benefit Trust at any TCF Bank location.

Jan Harris

Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 3:17 p.m.

I am so saddened by this tragedy. Having had Samantha and her sisters as students, words cannot adequately express my heartfelt sympathy for the Supica family. Samantha was a marvelous student and more importantly a tremendous young lady. Her presence will be greatly missed at Slauson by all her classmates and teachers. I know she and her mother are in a peaceful resting place now. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Supica family. Jan Harris


Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 1:08 p.m.

Our heart and prayers go out to the Supica family....still cannot believe this horrilbe news....I worked for Scott at Sheldon rd. plant and he is the best person that I have ever been blessed to know......god bless brother love Tommmy And Jennifer Frentner


Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 11:54 a.m.

From Dr. Curtis, Slauson Principal - To bring the communities of Lawton, Slauson and Pioneer together during this time of grief, a gathering is scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, June 22 at Slauson on the front deck from 7pm 8:30pm. We will have district crisis team members available for support as well as cards and paper to send support to the Supica family.


Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 11:52 a.m.

As I am DEEPLY sadden by these tragic events I must remain strong. My oldest daughter has been friends with one of the daughters for many many years. We were devastated by the news yesterday! Our hearts and prayers go out to the Supica family! We will be in attendance at Slauson tonight and I encourage everyone to go. To talk about this and be with people who loved them is helpful. This is a devastating loss for our whole community!!!!! If there is ANYTHING we can do? We are here for you girls!! My DEEPEST Sympathy... Raven's Mom


Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 11:45 a.m.

What an unspeakable tragedy this accident is. My heart goes out to the family, who I know only from a distance, having driven kids in the neighborhood (not Sam) to school at Slauson. Even that tiny connection makes this accident seem very close to home, and I feel for the Supica Family; you have my deepest condolences.

Alan Parks

Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 9:43 a.m.

Like a previous commenter stated, we were not far behind this horrible accident, although we didn't witness it occurring. We travel this stretch of road often, and it is a horrible area. When the news was finally released that it was a mother and daughter who were killed, as well as two other daughters injured, our hearts were saddened. Our prayers go out to all of the Supica family. These things are so hard to understand, but we pray that the family will know supernatural peace.


Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 8:55 a.m.

So sad. My family's thoughts and condolences go out to the Supica family in their grief.


Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 8:03 a.m.

Sam, our sadness and our love is with you. You wer fun, happy, and overall nice to everyone. We will see you again soon. For now, though, RIP Sam.


Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 7:48 a.m.

God Bless Theresa and Samantha...wonderful people taken much too soon. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family during this terrible tragedy and into the future.


Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 7:39 a.m.

having been samantha's classmate for four years, I know what a friendly, sweet person she was, and I wish that o had gotten a chance to know her better. Rest in Peace, Samatha, I know you and your mother are in a btter place.

Barbara Wilkins

Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 6:26 a.m.

Samantha and her mother will be greatly missed. I wish her family well on the long road ahead. Samantha was a terrific student and person!


Tue, Jun 22, 2010 : 1:01 a.m.

How sad I feel about this. My heart and prays goes to the Supica family. As a sidenote, please investigate the roof collaspe of the Explorer which has had issues in the past with its roof.


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 : 9:50 p.m.

To the Supica Family. Our hearts go out to you and your loved ones. We hope that all your family finds peace. You all are loved. B. Stites


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 : 9:20 p.m.

May they both rest in peace. Knowing both of them for many years now, I know the selfless and fun loving Theresa and the feisty and outgoing Sammy. They will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Supica family and all friends.


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 : 9:10 p.m.

I have known Samantha since 1st grade. Her kindness will never be forgotten. She and her mother will be greatly missed. Please remember her, pray for her, and know that she is in a better place. Rest in peace Samantha.


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 : 8:54 p.m.

May Samantha and her mother rest in peace. Being her classmate for the last two years, I got to know her a little. She was so sweet, so kind, so friendly. We're all going to miss her!


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 : 8:51 p.m.

Life is not fair, enjoy every day and live in the moment!


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 : 8:49 p.m.

Sam! Why'd you have to go! This was all a dumb accident! I miss you! And your Mother knew my parents, they wish her peace to. I love you. Please, don't let this be true.


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 : 8:31 p.m.

Very unfortunate for this family. I witnessed this accident occur. I was the first one to the Supica explorer when it occured. I feel so bad for this family! My thoughts are with this family! This is a very nasty stretch of highway there. I have traveled it somewhat regularly. I cringe every time i have to travel through there.


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 : 7:46 p.m.

I am still in shock and can't believe the world lost not only a fabulous mother and care-giver, but also a sweet young girl tragically too soon. My heart aches for the whole family. It is hard to understand why these things happen to good people. A part of me can only take solace in the hope that they are meant for bigger things, but right now I am just left asking, why?


Mon, Jun 21, 2010 : 7:41 p.m.

Rest in peace. I didn't know Samantha well, but I knew her well enough. Please pray for her, her mother, and their grieving family.