Driver found guilty in 2016 crash that killed 2 at Newton restaurant

WOBURN, MASS. (WHDH) - A man accused of causing a deadly car crash that killed two people who were eating at a Newton restaurant has been found guilty of negligent motor vehicle homicide charges.

Bradford Casler, 57, lost control of his SUV and slammed into the Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in March of 2016, resulting in the deaths of 32-year-old Greg Morin, of Newton, and 57-year-old Eleanor Miele, of Watertown.

Casler, who has multiple sclerosis, was found guilty Monday of two counts of negligent motor vehicle homicide and one count of negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

His attorneys argued that a medical episode caused him to lose control of his SUV.

Prosecutors said Casler was aware of the possible effects of his disease and chose to ignore them, endangering other drivers.

Casler testified during the trial that he couldn’t remember the crash.

His attorneys have asked for a pre-sentencing hearing and have filed a request for an appeal.

Casler’s bail was revoked. He is due back in court for sentencing on Nov. 20 at 10 a.m.

 

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