Woman Convicted In Dorchester Crash That Killed A 7-Year-Old Girl

Brianna Rosales

(Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Nearly six years after the fatal 2013 crash in Dorchester, the woman that killed 7-year-old Brianna Rosales while driving drunk has been found guilty of manslaughter.

A jury convicted Olivia Mora, 42, in Suffolk Superior Court on Friday.

On Nov. 26, 2013, Mora was driving drunk in the wrong lane in order to pass an MBTA bus. She then hit a parked car while going well above the speed limit. Officials said she was aware she was near a school at the time.

Hitting the parked car managed to push it six feet forward. Mora then hit a fire hydrant and went onto the sidewalk when she struck Rosales and her mother.

Rosales later died from her injuries at a hospital. Her mother was also seriously injured.

"Brianna has been gone for nearly as long as she was on this Earth, and the pain of her loss doesn't lessen with time," Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said in a statement. "While this verdict cannot heal her family's pain, I hope that the knowledge that the person responsible for Brianna's death is being held accountable brings some peace."

Mora is set to be back in court on Jan. 6 to be sentenced.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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