Photo courtesy of Auburn Police Department
Photo of a September 2021 car crash that killed two people on 15th Street Northwest in Auburn.

Photo courtesy of Auburn Police Department Photo of a September 2021 car crash that killed two people on 15th Street Northwest in Auburn.

Man charged for September car crash that killed two

Emmanuel Bradsher is also a suspect in the death of his brother moments before the crash.

In September 2021, a man crashed his Porsche Cayenne into a Honda Accord on 15th Street Northwest in Auburn, killing both occupants of the Accord and seriously injuring himself and his girlfriend in the passenger seat of the Cayenne.

Over seven months later, the suspect, 26-year-old Emmanuel Bradsher of Auburn, has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault, according to charging documents.

Bradsher is also under investigation for the fatal shooting of his brother, 29-year-old Andres Bradsher, just moments before the crash, at Les Gove Park, according to charging documents.

Just after midnight on Sep. 11, 2021, outside the library at Les Gove Park, Andres was shot in the chest; he was apparently there to meet his brother, charging documents say. After being shot, Andres made it to his car and was driven to the hospital, but did not survive, charging documents say.

Immediately after the shot was fired, an SUV sped away from the library parking lot. Emmanuel Bradsher was driving the Porsche SUV, and his 23-year-old girlfriend was in the passenger seat, according to charging documents.

Bradsher was allegedly driving over 100 mph and lost control of the Porsche at the intersection of 15th Street Northwest and M Street Northwest in Auburn, according to charging documents. The Porsche entered the left lane and crashed head-on into the Honda Accord, charging documents say.

The driver of the Honda, 26-year-old James Davis, and the passenger, 27-year-old Noi “Bobby” Sisouvong, were both killed almost instantly, charging documents say. The Honda was in the proper lane, and it was not speeding when the crash occurred, charging documents say.

Both victims were wearing their seatbelts and their airbags were deployed, charging documents say.

Bradsher and his girlfriend were both pulled from the mangled Porsche and taken to a hospital, where his girlfriend was treated for broken ribs and a fractured pelvis, according to charging documents.

A Glock and a spent shell casing were recovered from the Porsche after the crash, but further forensic investigating is required to determine if it was the same gun used to shoot Andres, charging documents say.

Bradsher sustained life-threatening injuries. A hospital blood draw found his blood alcohol content to be near twice the legal limit two hours after the crash, according to charging documents.

Bradsher was released from the hospital in October 2021 but was not taken into custody. His whereabouts are unknown to police, but he apparently has been posting on social media, charging documents say.

Video evidence shows the path Bradsher took from the library where his brother was shot to the scene of the collision, according to the statement of probable cause. However, charges have not been filed against Bradsher for the killing of his brother.


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