By Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A West Springfield woman who pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a crash that killed a 7-year-old girl in 2014 is headed to prison.

The Republican newspaper reports ( ) 49-year-old Sandra Zemtsova was sentenced last week in Springfield to four years behind bars after pleading guilty to motor vehicle homicide and operating under the influence of alcohol causing serious injury.

Prosecutors say Zemtsova was driving 42 mph in a 30 mph zone when she struck the girl, her mother and an 8-year-old cousin in Springfield in December 2014.

All three were injured and the girl died at the hospital the next day.


This story has been changed to correct the year of the girl’s death to 2014, not last year.


Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican,

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