The woman accused of plowing into five pedestrians with her car in Revere last month, leading to the deaths of two young sisters, says she feels heartbroken.
Autumn Harris, of Beacon Hill, appeared in Chelsea District Court for a pretrial hearing Thursday in connection to the Dec. 9 fatal pedestrian crash that killed 5-year-old Adrianna Mejia-Rivera and 2-month-old Natasha Nicole Mejia-Rivera.
“I’m heartbroken. I feel horrible,” she told reporters as she left the courthouse. “I’m sorry to the family.”
On Dec. 9 shortly before 5 p.m., Harris struck the group of pedestrians on a sidewalk along the median strip of Route 145 with her 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, police said.
Adrianna Mejia-Rivera was declared dead at the scene and her sister, Natasha Nicole Mejia-Rivera, died three days later at a local hospital, according to the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office.