Bradford Casler sentenced in deadly Sweet Tomatoes restaurant crash

The crash killed two people and injured seven.

Bradford Casler gives his statement during his sentencing hearing.

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man who crashed his SUV into a Massachusetts pizza parlor, killing two people and injuring seven, has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Bradford Casler was also sentenced Tuesday to 15 years of probation. He was convicted last month of motor vehicle homicide.

The 57-year-old Casler crashed into Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in Newton in March 2016. Thirty-two-year-old Gregory Morin and 57-year-old Eleanor Miele were killed.

Casler was sentenced after emotional impact statements from Morin’s widow and Miele’s brother.

Erica Morin said she lost “my husband, my partner, and my best friend,” and noted that their daughter was 1-year-old when her father died.

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Casler tearfully apologized in court.

His attorney blamed the crash on a medical episode caused by his client’s multiple sclerosis and said he wasn’t criminally responsible.

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