Woman Charged in Winnetka Teen’s Death

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A New York state woman faces more than 30 years in prison if she is convicted of charges in the deaths of two Bard College students, including a teen from Winnetka, after being indicted by a grand jury of 17 charges, according to a published report.
Carol Boeck, 63, was indicted Friday by a Dutchess County, NY grand jury of seven counts of aggravated vehicular homicide; five counts of first-degree vehicular manslaughter; two counts of second-degree manslaughter; one count of leaving the scene of an incident without reporting; and two counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, all felonies, the Poughkeepsie Journal reports.

The accident happened on Jan. 31 as Sarah McCausland was walking with a group in Tivoli, N.Y. when they were struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.
Along with McCausland, 19, Evelina Martin Brown, 20, of Seattle, was also killed. A third person was also injured but survived. They were students at Bard College, which is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., about 3.5 miles south of Tivoli. Both communities are about 2 hours north of New York City on the Hudson River.

Boeck, 63, of Red Hook, N.Y. was later charged with felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree vehicular manslaughter. Boeck, who had a previous DWI conviction, was ordered held on $100,000, officials said at the time.


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