Wife Of Newton Crash Victim Remembers Her Late Husband As Family's 'Rock'

The wife of one of the two people killed when a car crashed through a restaurant in Newton Tuesday is remembering her late husband as the rock of their family.

Greg Morin, 32, of Newton, had stopped on his way home to pick up dinner at Sweet Tomatoes Pizza on Washington Street when the crash occurred.

Greg's wife Erica says he was a great man, a wonderful husband and an amazing father to their 15-month-old daughter.

"He loved [our daughter] so much, and she loved him," she said over the phone. "He could make her giggle like nobody else. And I'm going to share with her everything I can possibly remember about him."

Greg was an attorney at Latham & Watkins in Boston. He and Erica both studied law at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. They'd been together for 10 years.

"We were fortunate to have found each other, traveled the world, challenged each other, laughed, and started a family together," she added via email, noting that Greg was "our rock, the center of our family, and our hearts are forever broken."

Eleanor Miele, 52, of Watertown, was also killed in the crash. Miele's husband of 37 years, George, told The Boston Globe earlier this week that she had stopped at the pizzeria on her way to church to volunteer.

“I lost my best friend,” Miele told the Globe.

Seven other people were injured in the crash — four employees and three customers.

The driver has only been identified by officials as a 55-year-old man from Newton. Officials say he was traveling down Chestnut Street around 6 p.m. Tuesday when his Volkswagen SUV crossed over Washington Street and crashed through the front of the restaurant.

Officials say the cause of the crash is still being investigated. No charges have been filed against the driver, though his license was revoked.

With reporting by WBUR's Kassandra Sundt 



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