Woman convicted in crash that killed 2 boys faces sentencing
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman convicted of vehicular homicide and manslaughter charges in a car crash that killed two young brothers she was caring for faces sentencing.
Suzanne Hardy is scheduled to be sentenced Monday in Hampden Superior Court. The 24-year-old Holland woman was convicted Thursday.
She was driving a car that crashed on Route 20 in Brimfield in June 2014. Four-year-old Dylan Riel and 1-year-old Jayce Garcia died. Hardy was Dylan's aunt. Hardy and her own 4-year-old son were seriously injured.
Prosecutors say Hardy swerved to the right around a landscaping truck making a left turn. Her car hit a guardrail on the right side of the road, crossed the center line and then struck two other vehicles, one of them head-on.
Hardy's lawyer called the deaths a "horrible, tragic" accident.