Friday, February 07, 2014

NY Woman Charged in Students Deaths

(Tivoli, New York) A 63-year-old woman, Carol Boeck, has been accused in the hit-and-run deaths of two Bard College students, Evelina Brown, 20, and Sarah McCausland, 19.

Boeck faces counts of first-degree vehicular manslaughter and a felony count of driving while intoxicated due to a previous DWI conviction in 2005. According to Bard College President Leon Botstein,
Boeck was traveling south in her vehicle on 9G without the headlights on, he said. Boeck’s vehicle swerved onto the grass on the south side of the road where McCausland and Brown were walking south with friends near Broadway in Tivoli, according to about 15 witnesses at the scene, Botstein said.

The women were found dead when Dutchess County sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene at about 11:50 p.m.
Boeck was booked into custody and released on $50,000 bail.

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