Man Indicted On New Charges In State Trooper’s Death

BOSTON (CBS) – The man who struck and severely injured a Massachusetts state trooper in 2003 has been indicted on new charges following her death.

William Senne will be arraigned next week on motor vehicle homicide charges.

He was 18 years old in 2003 when he crashed into the cruiser of trooper Ellen Engelhardt. He pleaded guilty to drunken driving and driving to endanger, and was released in 2007.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Rod Fritz reports

Engelhardt died this past June from those injuries. She had spent the last eight years unable to communicate.

State Police Colonel Marian J. McGovern released a statement about the new indictment:

“We are grateful for District Attorney Cruz’s efforts to seek justice for Trooper Ellen Engelhardt. Nothing can ever fill the hole left in the hearts and lives of those who knew and loved Ellen, but it is entirely fitting that the person whose actions caused this tragedy be held accountable for her death. Not a day passes that the Massachusetts State Police do not recall, with solemnity and sadness, Ellen’s full measure of sacrifice. Her example inspires us, and will continue to do so for all our days.”

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