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Milford Police: Framingham Woman Involved in Fatal Ambulance Crash

An Upton woman died Tuesday after the ambulance she was riding in was struck by a sedan on Route 140, and rolled over, according to Milford Police.

Milford Police at the scene. Credit: Milford Police
Milford Police at the scene. Credit: Milford Police
UPDATED: An Upton woman died Tuesday after the ambulance she was riding in was struck by a sedan on Route 140, and rolled over, according to Milford Police.

The patient survived the crash initially, but died after arriving atMilford Regional Medical Center,said Milford Police Deputy Chief Jim Heron. One of two paramedics in the ambulance received minor injuries in the crash, he said.

The woman was identified by police as Karen Scott, 58, of Upton. She was being transported by the Community EMS ambulance after undergoing a medical treatment at a nearby clinic, said Milford Police Sgt. John Sanchioni.

An initial investigation determined a Framingham woman driving a Mercedes sedan failed to stop at the stop sign at Green Street and Route 140, and traveled into the path of the ambulance, which was heading north, toward the hospital, Heron said.

The ambulance was spun around and flipped over before coming to rest against a guard rail near the Green Street Auto Spa. The Mercedes came to rest across Route 140, on Green Street.

The paramedic in the back of the ambulance with the female patient was injured, but the injuries were described as minor. The paramedic driving the ambulance was not hurt, Heron said.

He did not know if the ambulance was traveling with activated emergency lights or a siren. The ambulance was heading for Milford Regional Medical Center at the time of the crash.

The paramedics are employed by Marlborough-based Community EMS, a private company under contract to the town of Milford.

As a result of the crash and the investigation, Route 140 was shut down in both directions, with police diverting traffic at the Route 85 intersection, and at Green Street.

The Worcester County District Attorney's Office is investigating the crash.

The woman driving the Mercedes sedan, Lisa Zemack of Framingham, will be charged with a civil violation related to not stopping at the stop sign, Sanchioni said.

No decision has been made on whether additional charges will be brought, said Police Chief Thomas O'Loughlin. The investigation is being handled by the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Crash Reconstruction team.

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