Driver In Sweet Tomatoes Crash Case Rejects Plea

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The fatal Sweet Tomatoes crash on March 1, 2016. (Bernice Corpuz/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The driver in the fatal Sweet Tomatoes crash has rejected a guilty plea deal.

Bradford Casler drove into the Sweet Tomatoes pizza restaurant on March 1, 2016, killing two and injuring seven.

Eleanor Miele, 57, and Gregory Morin, 32, were killed in the crash.

A series of long and difficult court proceedings ended this fall when a judge told Casler he'd be sentenced to 2 years in prison if he were to plead guilty in the case.

But Casler, unhappy with that sentence, rejected the deal Monday.

Relatives of the victims were hoping Casler would plead guilty, and they'd be spared a trial--but he will not, meaning that a trial will go forward unless there is a new deal with the prosecution.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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