Trial of Strongsville teen accused of murder in deadly car crash continues

Wednesday was day three in the trial of the Strongsville teen charged with murder in a deadly crash that occurred last July. It was arguably the most emotional day in the court room thus far.

Mackenzie Shirilla, 18, faces multiple charges including murder, felonious assault and aggravated vehicular homicide. Shirilla, who was 17 at the time of the incident, is accused of intentionally crashing a vehicle with her 20-year-old boyfriend Dominic Russo and his 19-year-old friend Davion Flanagan in the car. Both passengers died.

The prosecution says she was going 100 miles per hour when she went off the road and crashed into a building near the intersection of Progress and Alameda Drives in northwest Strongsville at 6:15 a.m. on July 31, 2022. Many tears were shed in the courtroom Wednesday as prosecutors played surveillance video of the crash multiple times and showed autopsy photos of the two victims.

Shirilla appeared distraught as she wiped her eyes with a tissue, and Dominic Russo's mother even removed herself from the courtroom.

Kaitor Kay reports: --

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