Michelle's damaged van (Washington Post)

Clay Gump and Michelle Humanick

The Washington Post is reporting that a woman was killed by yesterday’s storm.


The woman who died in her vehicle on Rhode Island Avenue, near Odessa Road in College Park, was described as being in her 40s. Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George’;s fire and EMS department, said the woman’s mother,  who was also in the vehicle, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. .. Rescue workers had to cut the top of the vehicle off to pull out the injured person. (Washington Post)


Later, I came to know more about the woman from Dist 1 councilman Patrick Wojahn.

“The woman’s name was Michelle Humanick.  Some of you may know Michelle – she was active in the Neighborhood Watch in College Park Estates and Yarrow, and was married to Clay Gump, who has long been active in the City.  This is such a tragedy – in addition to her husband, Michelle leaves behind two young girls.  Michelle’s mother was also in the car and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries”

True, this is such a loss for our entire community. Michelle’s husband Clay Gump runs popular RethinkCollegePark website. 

The storm also caused a massive power blackout in the area, cutting off power from roughly 53,000 people in our county. The storm has also made quite a bit of damage to several Seven Springs apartments located in Cherry Hill.

More here:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/26/AR2010072601401_3.html?sid=ST2010072601402