• Wayland man facing new charges in death of State Trooper Ellen Engelhardt


    BROCKTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A Wayland man, who slammed into State Trooper Ellen Engelhardt's parked police car at a high speed in July 2003, is now facing new charges.

    A hearing is reportedly scheduled for William Senne on Tuesday in Brockton Superior Court.

    Senne was 18-years-old when the car he was driving slammed into Engelhardt's car as she was parked in the breakdown lane on Route 25 in Wareham.

    Engelhardt suffered severe brain damage and other injuries, spending eight years in a nursing home before dying in June 2011.

    Senne had spent 2 1/2 years in jail before Engelhardt died after pleading guilty to drunken driving and driving to endanger in connection with the incident.

    He now faces another trial, this time for vehicular homicide, in Engelhardt's death. He was indicted on the new charge after the trooper died.

    Senne faces up to 15 years in prison. He has pleaded not guilty.


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