An 88-year-old Canton woman was indicted today on a charge of motor vehicle homicide by negligent operation in the mid-June death of a 4-year-old girl in Stoughton.
Ilse Horn of Canton was charged by a grand jury in the death of Diya Patel, the Norfolk district attorney's office said this afternoon.
Patel was on a walk with her grandfather and two siblings on June 13 when Horn's car hit her while her group was crossing the street, according to Stoughton police.
Horn could face up to 2 Ĺ years in jail, the maximum sentence for a misdemeanor, Norfolk district attorney's spokesman David Traub said.
The Registry of Motor Vehicles revoked Horn's license after the accident.
Michael Galvin, Hornís lawyer, didn't immediately return messages phone calls seeking comemnt. No court date for the arraignment has been set yet.
The Stoughton crash was one in a series of recent crashes involving elderly people that have made headlines and spurred lawmakers to consider legislation to tighten licensing requirements.
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