- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - A man convicted of causing a 2013 crash in the city’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood that seriously injured two people has been sentenced.

Twenty-year-old Nikolas Papadopoulos was found guilty by a jury in January of negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

He was sentenced Wednesday in Brighton District Court to a year in prison followed by five years of probation.

Police say Papadopoulos was speeding on the Arborway in Jamaica Plain in September 2013 when the SUV he was driving hit an oncoming pickup truck.

The pickup driver, Kevin Cellucci, was paralyzed in the crash. A 14-year-old passenger in Papadopoulos’s SUV suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Papadopoulos had initially agreed to plead guilty, but changed his mind when a judge said he would face a year in jail.

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