2 Indicted in Crash That Killed Needham Teens

Adrienne Garrido and Talia Newfield, Needham High School juniors who were best friends, were killed after being hit by two vehicles on Feb. 10, 2018

What to Know

  • A Norfolk County grand jury indicted Dania Antoine-Guiteau and Robert Berry last week in connection with a deadly February crash in Needham.
  • 17-year-old Adrienne Garrido and 16 Talia Newfield, both Needham High School juniors and best friends, died from their injuries.
  • Antoine-Guiteau and Berry face multiple charges, including negligent motor vehicle homicide each.

A grand jury has indicted two people in connection with a crash that killed two Massachusetts teens in February, officials announced Tuesday.

Dania Antoine-Guiteau, 52, of Wellesley and Robert Berry, 65, of Needham both face multiple charges, including negligent motor vehicle homicide, in connection with deaths of Needham teens Adrienne Garrido and Talia Newfield after a Norfolk County grand jury indicted them on Thursday, July 19.

Seventeen-year-old Garrido and 16-year-old Newfield, both best friends and Needham High School juniors, died from their injuries after being hit by cars while walking on Webster Street near the high school on the evening of Feb. 10.

Authorities in February told NBC10 Boston that two cars — a gray Nissan Sentra and a red Cadillac — were involved in the crash. It was revealed Tuesday that Antoine-Guiteau was driving the Nissan and Berry was driving the Cadillac.

An arraignment date has not been set, according to the Norfolk district attorney's office. Both Antoine-Guiteau, who was also charged with manslaughter, and Berry, who was also charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, have attorneys.

The deaths devastated the Needham High School community and the teens' families.

Newfield's father told NBC10 Boston on Tuesday he was still very emotional over his daughter's death.

"Talia was a wonderful person — righteous, smart, artistic, loving to her family and friends, helpful to those around her, and so very beautiful," Newfield's family said in a statement. "The DA and the police have made it clear that Adrienne and Talia were doing everything right, and that the Commonwealth will seek justice for our daughters."

"It's one of the things you read about, but when it happens to someone you really know, it's really hard to process," Ben Aliber, a friend of Newfield and Garrido, said in February.

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