Two drivers charged with running over and killing two high school students in February have pleaded not guilty.
One of the drivers, 52-year-old Dania Antoine-Guiteau, of Wellesley, told prosecutors she wasn't wearing corrective lenses and mistook one of the victims for a trash bag in the street.
The other driver, 65-year-old Robert Berry, of Needham, discussed his feelings about the crash outside the courthouse Wednesday.
"Every day, I pray for all those affected by this tragedy," Berry said.
The two face charges including negligent motor vehicle homicide.
Antoine-Guiteau left court without comment. One of her friends from church told reporters she is a single mother of two, calling the crash a horrible accident.
"We come to support her to find a graceful decision of the judge, because that was an accident," said Milot Thibault.
Prosecutors say the two were driving separate cars when they struck 16-year-old Talia Newfield and 17-year-old Adrienne Garrido as they crossed the street near Needham High School on Feb. 10.
Berry's car initially struck both victims, followed by Antoine-Guiteau. Both defendants left the court following their arraignments.
"[We're] happy the state's seeking justice for our family, and our family appreciates you respecting our privacy," said Newfield's father, Craig Newfield.