Thursday, May 31, 2012
Teen sent 200 texts on day of deadly crash
May 31, 2012 12:00 AM
Prosecutors say Aaron Deveau, who was involved in a head-on crash last year that killed Donald Bowley and seriously injured his girlfriend, sent and received nearly 200 texts that day.HAVERHILL — A first of its kind trial continues Wednesday outside Boston, where a teenager is accused of causing a deadly car crash because he was texting behind the wheel.
Four of the texts were just minutes before the February 2011 accident, prosecutors say.
Defense attorneys disputed claims that texting contributed to the crash.
In Massachusetts, it is illegal to text while driving, and junior operators, which Deveau was at the time of the crash, are not allowed to even talk on the phone behind the wheel.
The prosecution was continuing to call witnesses Wednesday.
Deveau faces four years in jail if convicted.