Driver convicted in crash that killed St. Paul high school student


A St. Paul driver of an SUV accused of hitting and killing a 16-year-old girl this summer was convicted by a Ramsey County Judge Wednesday.

KARE 11 says 51-year-old Carlos Viveros-Colorado showed no emotion while the mother of Carisse Grime wept as the verdict was being read.

Grime and her boyfriend, 17-year-old Eduardo Vazquez-Torres, were sitting under a tree outside Harding High School in July when the SUV driven by Viveros-Colorado lost control and ended up about 50 feet down an embankment, striking the couple.

Vazquez-Torres was not injured, but Grime did not survive.

The driver claimed he had a recurring problem with numbness in his legs and arms, the Pioneer Press says, and attempted to brake but his foot "fell" on the gas pedal instead.

Judge John Van de North says the incident was not simply an accident. "Here, this accident was caused by a very serious mistake in judgment by Mr. Colorado," the judge said.

Viveros-Colorado does not have a driver's license and is an undocumented immigrant. The Star Tribune reports he faces up to four years in prison when sentenced on Dec. 17 and deportation by immigration officials.

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