Autumn Harris, 42, of Beacon Hill, was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail at her arraignment today on charges of motor vehicle homicide and negligent operation of a motor vehicle for the Sunday crash in Revere that killed 5-year-old Adrianna Mejia-Rivera and put her two-month-old sister and four other people in the hospital, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
According to the DA's office, following the crash:
State Police investigators transported Harris to the Revere barracks, where she gave a recorded, post-Miranda statement. She allegedly stated that she had consumed one beer earlier in the afternoon, that she had taken prescription and over-the-counter medication to help her sleep the night before, and that she had only slept two hours before working all day yesterday. She allegedly stated the she had vaped CBD oil in the vehicle and that she might have nodded off at the wheel.
Harris was unable to take a breath test. Investigators obtained a search warrant for a blood sample and her cell phone to help determine whether she was impaired or distracted at the time of the collision.