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Driver Indicted Months After Deadly Crash at Sweet Tomatoes in Newton, Massachusetts

Bradford Casler, 55, of Newton, faces two counts of motor vehicle homicide

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    Months after a deadly crash into a Newton, Massachusetts pizza shop, a man has been indicted on charges. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016)

    A Massachusetts man has been indicted months after crashing into a pizza shop in Newton, killing two people.

    Bradford Casler, 55, of Newton, crashed through the glass windows of Sweet Tomatoes on Washington Street on March 1.

    The crash left 32-year-old Gregory Morin of Newton and 57-year-old Eleanor Miele of Watertown dead. Seven other people were hurt, including three who were seriously injured.

    Tony Wilson is one of the victim's who was badly injured with a fractured back, and other broken bones.

    "All we were doing was getting a pizza and people died," Wilson recalled.

    Seven months later, Casler is now facing two counts of motor vehicle homicide and one count of operating a motor vehicle to endanger.

    "It's good to get closure but so many loved have been damaged," Wilson said. "I still think of the aftermath, still numb, very numb."

    The Middlesex County District Attorney's Office said Casler was driving a Volkswagen SUV when he crossed over Washington Street and collided with several cars before crashing into the pizza shop.

    Casler will be arraigned at Middlesex District Court, though a date has not yet been set.

    It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

    "I know in the town, we talk about it a lot, people were very upset and justice needs to be done," said Paul Dahlstrand, of Newton.

    Sweet Tomatoes will reopen sometime next month.


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