Thinking of you.
A venerated state trooper lay near death last night, the victim of an alleged teenage drunk who told police he was asleep at the wheel when he rear-ended her parked cruiser at more than 90 mph.
“It’s bad. It’s real bad. There was a lot of head trauma,” state police Maj. John J. Kelley said last night of trooper Ellen Engelhardt, 50, of Marion who had not regained consciousness since yesterday’s early morning crash, 50 minutes before her shift was to end.
“She’s been in and out of surgery,” Kelley said. “Colonel (Thomas) Foley of the state police has asked that everyone remember trooper Engelhardt in their thoughts and their prayers.” [Boston Herald]