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Driver in Milford Crash that Killed a Community EMS Patient to Face Motor Vehicle Homicide Charge

A Framingham woman who was driving a sedan that police say struck the ambulance will face two criminal charges.

The Community EMS ambulance, following the crash. Credit: Mary MacDonald
The Community EMS ambulance, following the crash. Credit: Mary MacDonald
A woman who police say was responsible for a fatal crash in Milford involving a Community EMS ambulance will be charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation, according to the Worcester County District Attorney's Office.

Lisa Zemack, 61, of 19 Bonvini Dr., Framingham, also will be charged with operating to endanger, according to Paul Jarvey, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office. Zemack could not be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon.

The crash Tuesday killed a 58-year-old Upton woman who was being transported in the ambulance, operated by Community EMS of Marlborough. Two paramedics on the ambulance were not seriously injured, police said. The female victim, Karen Scott, had just had a medical treatment at a clinic in Milford, according to police. Scott was a 25-year resident of Upton, and a former nursing assistant, according to an obituary.

According to Milford Police, Zemack was driving a Mercedes sedan and failed to stop at a stop sign on Green Street, where it meets Rte. 140. The ambulance was heading north on Route 140, toward Milford Regional Medical Center.

The impact forced the ambulance into a rollover. It came to rest on a guard rail. Milford Police closed the state road for several hours and an investigation began. Police later published on the Milford Police Facebook page a portion of surveillance film from a security camera at a store across the street, which had captured the crash.

According to Jarvey, both of the charges will be issued by Milford Police and are misdemeanors. An arraignment hearing will be scheduled in Milford District Court.

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