Man found guilty in crash that killed 2 in pizza restaurant

At least two people were killed and three critically injured after an SUV crashed into a restaurant in Newton. (NECN)

A man who police said crashed his car into a pizza restaurant in Massachusetts, killing two people, was convicted of motor vehicle homicide.

A Superior Court jury returned the verdict on Monday in the case of Bradford Casler, the driver in the 2016 crash at Sweet Tomatoes in Newton. Casler, who has multiple sclerosis, argued that a medical episode caused him to lose control of his SUV. He testified during the trial that he couldn't remember the crash.

Prosecutors said Casler was aware of the possible effects of his disease and chose to ignore them, endangering other drivers.

A 32-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman inside the restaurant were killed.

Casler earlier rejected a plea deal that called for two years in prison.

He was also convicted of operating to endanger.

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