BOSTON (WHDH) - The woman accused of causing a crash that killed a toddler in South Boston four years ago has been found guilty of motor vehicle homicide.

A jury reached its verdict Wednesday afternoon, after the defense for Charlene Casey came to an end the day before. They reached a decision after visiting the site of the crash that killed 2-year-old Colin McGrath earlier in the week, in addition to three days of testimony. Jurors also saw surveillance video from the chain reaction crash.

The crash happened in the summer of 2018, when McGrath was killed after a van landed on top of his stroller. His older sister, Sloane, was also injured, but survived the crash, along with their nanny, Tracey Lewis.

Security video from a nearby salon captured the moment Casey’s Prius entered an intersection at L and East Sixth street, striking the van, which had the right-of-way. State prosecutors said the van’s driver, Michael Racioppi, lost control of his vehicle because the crash impacted his van’s steering.

Casey’s lawyers argued that she had been waved into the intersection by a driver who stopped to let her go. That same driver later testified that he believed the van was speeding at the time of the crash.

The defense said that Racioppi was in a rush to get home and could have been driving distracted. They also pointed out that he had unlit marijuana in a pipe in the van. Racioppi maintained that he had not been smoking at work. Police never did test to see if he was driving while impaired at the time in 2018.

Following the verdict, McGrath’s family could be seen embracing one another and Lewis in the courtroom. The jury came to its decision after 3 p.m., on the second day of deliberations.

Casey, 67, showed no emotion when she heard the verdict. Speaking to reporters, her attorney said afterwards that he believed Racioppi was more culpable than his client.

“Do I think it was just? I do not,” said attorney Steve Boozang. “There’s no question he was distracted, he was speeding. And although he had the right of way, you don’t have the right of way to just plow down the street and not pay attention.”

Casey had been charged with motor vehicle homicide and pleaded not guilty in the case. Following the verdict, she could face up to 2.5 years in prison and will automatically lose her license for 15 years.

“While we’re grateful for the jury’s decision, we are fully aware that no verdict can even begin to alleviate the grief the McGrath family and their loved ones will forever hold over the loss of Colin,” Suffolk County DA Kevin Hayden said. “This case was tragic and heartbreaking in every way.” 

Sentencing for Casey is slated for Oct. 20.

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