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Driver Charged in Deadly Courthouse Crash



    Marc Vasconcellos/Brockton Enterprise
    Police at the scene of the deadly June 1 crash outside the Brockton courthouse.

    A criminal complaint has been brought against a driver involved in a deadly crash with a pedestrian earlier this summer in Brockton, Massachusetts.

    The Plymouth County district attorney's office says Valerie J. Semensi, 66, of Cohasset was charged with motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation.

    The DA says it appears Semensi was trying to back her Mercedes SUV into a parking spot in Brockton's courthouse parking lot on the morning of June 1 when the vehicle continued to go into reverse over a curb, grass, up a grassy hill, through bushes and onto a sidewalk, which is when she struck the victim, 66-year-old John Buckley of Bridgewater, knocking him to the ground.

    The SUV finally stopped after crossing West Elm Street and hitting a building, according to the DA.

    66-Year-Old Pedestrian Struck, Killed by SUV

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    A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday morning in Brockton, Massachusetts. (Published Wednesday, June 1, 2016)

    Buckley was taken to Brockton Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

    Semensi was distraught at the scene and spoke with police before she was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital to treat minor injuries.

    Her license was suspended after the crash.

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