Driver in fatal Taunton crash charged
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) -- The driver of a car that crashed into a tree last weekend in Taunton, killing two teenage passengers, has been charged with motor vehicle homicide.
Police on Monday say 24-year-old Nicholas Costa has been charged with two counts of motor vehicle homicide resulting from negligence, driving on a suspended license and driving with an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. Police say an open bottle of vodka was found in the car.
Six people were in the car when it crashed at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Passengers Jason Neto and Eden Macedo, both 18, were declared dead at a hospital.
Costa and his other three passengers were also hospitalized. One remains in serious condition.
Authorities say there were returning home after being refused admission to a Providence nightclub.