Woman in ambulance dies in Milford crash

Was being taken to dialysis; two others injured

Karen Scott of Upton was killed when the ambulance she was riding in turned over at Route 140 in Milford Tuesday.


Karen Scott of Upton was killed when the ambulance she was riding in turned over at Route 140 in Milford Tuesday.

A 58-year-old woman was killed Tuesday morning when the ambulance she was in overturned after being struck by a car in Milford.

Police said Karen Scott of Upton was being taken to dialysis treatment when the ambulance was struck from behind by a Mercedes-Benz that had run a stop sign at the intersection of Route 140 and Green Street. The ambulance had been traveling west on Route 140 and was struck as the car turned onto the roadway.


The ambulance spun before rolling over and landing upright on the guardrail. Scott was taken to a hospital by another ambulance, where she was pronounced dead, said officials. A paramedic who was riding in the ambulance with Scott was hospitalized with unspecified injuries.

“This was a tragic, tragic traffic accident,” said Sergeant John Sanchioni of the Milford police. “I can’t think of any other incident like this over the course of my career.”

The driver of the Mercedes — Lisa Zemack, 61, of Framingham — was treated for injuries. The Worcester district attorney’s office said it will determine whether there is probable cause to file charges in Scott’s death, as police continue to investigate the crash.

Wesley Lowery can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @WesleyLowery. Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@
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