Man indicted in connection with fatal crash at Sweet Tomatoes in Newton

NEWTON, MA (WHDH) - A Newton man was indicted Wednesday in connection with a fatal car crash that happened at a Newton restaurant earlier this year.

Bradford Casler, 55, was charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide. He was also charged with one count of operating a motor vehicle to endanger, which means negligent or reckless driving.

Casler was driving down Chestnut Street when he allegedly crashed his SUV through the front of the Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in Newton back on March 1. The crash killed 32-year-old Gregory Morin, of Newton, and 57-year-old Eleanor Miele, of Watertown. Seven other people were seriously injured.

Police said Casler’s driver’s license was revoked after the crash. He will be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court at a future date.

Barriers were put in place on the sidewalk outside Sweet Tomatoes on Wednesday. The restaurant remains closed and boarded up.

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