Woman Indicted for Hit-and-Run Death of Winnetka Teen

The 63-year-old faces 32 years in prison if convicted of killing Sarah McCausland and her friend, both college students in upstate New York.

Photo courtesy of Donnellan Family Funeral Services.
Photo courtesy of Donnellan Family Funeral Services.

The driver who prosecutors say was drunk when she ran into a group of Bard College students walking by the side of the road, killing a Winnetka teen and her friend, was indicted by a grand jury on 17 counts last week, including vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter, according to an article in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

Carol Boeck, 63, faces 32 years in prison if convicted on all charges, the article states.

Prosecutors have said that Boeck’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit when she drove into the students. New Trier graduate Sarah McCausland, 19, was killed along with her friend and fellow Bard student Evalina Brown, 20, of Seattle.

The list of charges against Boeck is: 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 of which are felonies, the Poughkeepsie Journal reports.

You can read the full Poughkeepsie Journal story here.


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