February 3, 2014

Evelina Martin Brown and Sarah McCausland - Victims of Drunk Driving in New York State

Sarah McCausland
Evelina Martin Brown, age 20, of Seattle, and Sarah McCausland, age 19, of Winnetka, Illinois, died on January 31, 2014, on a road in Dutchess County, New York State.

Both women were students at Bard College, near Tivoli, New York.

Evelina and Sarah were walking on the highway with another young woman, before midnight, when they were struck down by a vehicle which sped away. 

Evelina and Sarah died at the scene. The third female victim escaped with non life threatening injuries. 
Carol Boeck

The hit and run driver, Carol Boeck, age 63, of Red Hook, New York, was apprehended by Police soon after the tragic accident. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and vehicular manslaughter and was released on bail. The circumstances of this tragedy are under further investigation.

Carol Boeck has a previous drunk driving conviction from 2005.

The faculty and students at Bard College are in mourning over the deaths of these young women.

Sarah McCausland was a 2013 graduate of New Trier High School, and was studying anthropology and linguistics at Bard College. She was passionate about music and the arts. She played the guitar and sang at benefit concerts. She was learning to play the piano.

Family members are deeply mourning her tragic loss. Sarah had a hunger for knowledge, was eloquent and intelligent. She will be forever missed.

Friends said that she had a passion for life and for learning.

Sarah is survived by many loving friends and relatives including her parents, Sandra
Father, place Lina and Sarah on the
stairway to Heaven
and Andy McCausland; and her younger sister, Tori.

Evelina was known as Lina to her family and friends. She was a 2012 graduate of Garfield High School. She was a Studio Art Major at Bard.

Her family are weeping for their loved one, Lina.

Friends describe Lina as kind, sharp and funny. She will be forever missed.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next.

God save us from the speeding drivers. They are speeding us to our graves. God save us from the drunk and doped up drivers.  In their delirium, they are killing us, Father.

Pray that Lina is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray that Sarah is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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