Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Two People Killed After SUV Crashes into Sweet Tomatoes in West Newton

Two people are dead and seven others injured after a vehicle crashed into a pizza spot in West Newton Tuesday evening.

According to several reports (including an article from WCVB Boston), an SUV went through the front of Sweet Tomatoes on Washington Street at a high rate of speed around 6:00 PM, killing two and injuring seven others. The post states that the impact pushed the counter back into the ovens, with one witness saying that "it sounded like a bomb went off." As of early this morning, the driver of the vehicle and a customer in the restaurant have been released from the hospital after being evaluated, while another customer and an employee stayed overnight in the hospital; it is not known what the status is of the other three who were injured, and the names of the deceased have not been given as of yet.

[March 3 update: CBS Boston says that the two people killed in the SUV crash at Sweet Tomatoes have been identified as Eleanor Miele, 57, of Watertown, and Gregory Morin, 32, of Newton, both of whom were customers at the dining spot.]

The incident is still under investigation, according to WCVB.

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