BC Student Exonerated of Serious Charges in Crash
CHN Staff Report
BOSTON A Boston College student involved in a traffic accident with three members of the hockey team, has been absolved of the most serious charges against her.
Jane Stanton was driving the hockey players and other students back to campus, when her SUV collided with an MBTA trolley on Boston's Commonwealth Avenue. Beer cans and vodka bottles were found in the vehicle, and the players fled from the scene. Stanton was hit with a variety of charges.
It has been determined, however, that the trolley driver was going in excess of 30 miles per hour at the time of the accident, while the speed limit is 10 mph. In addition, the driver has a history of similar infractions.
Stanton had the most serious charges dismissed by the judge. She now faces only three civil traffic infractions.
The other students, and players — freshmen Philip Samuelsson, Parker Milner and Patrick Wey — still face underage drinking charges.
The T operator, Edwin Dieujuste, 34, testified originally that he had not prior moving violations. He may be brought up on perjury charges. Meanwhile, he has been suspended indefinitely.