Teen sentenced in fatal texting crash
On June 6 in a landmark decision, a judge handed down the maximum sentence to Aaron Deveau, 18, (pictured) of Haverhill for causing a fatal crash by texting while driving. Deveau will serve concurrent sentences of 2½ years for motor vehicle homicide and 2 years for negligent operation of a motor vehicle with the requirement that he spend at least one year behind bars. He will lose his driver’s license for 15 years. In February 2011, Deveau’s vehicle crossed the center lane of traffic and crashed head-on into a vehicle driven by Daniel Bowley, 55, who died after 18 days at a Boston hospital.