71-year-old Marblehead lady sentenced for deadly 2022 crash at Newbury farm stand

Crime

Janet Bach of Marblehead struck and killed 47-year-old Susan Sforza Nico final Could, and critically injured two others.

The Byfield Greenhouse and Garden center.
The Sforza family-run Byfield Greenhouse and Backyard Middle closed final Could following the demise and Susan Sforza Nico. Ben Stas for The Boston Globe

A 71-year-old Marblehead lady has been sentenced for a 2022 crash at a Newbury farm stand that killed a girl who was working there and injured two others, in line with the Essex District Legal professional’s workplace. 

Janet Bach of Marblehead obtained an 18-month suspended sentence after pleading responsible to a motorcar murder cost, officers stated.

The Could, 2022 crash killed 47-year-old Susan Sforza Nico of Seabrook, who was working for Sforza Household Farm, her household’s enterprise.

Byfield Greenhouse
Susan Sforza Nico, 47, of Seabrook, N.H. was an proprietor the Byfield Greenhouse and Backyard Middle. – Byfield Greenhouse

Bach’s SUV had lurched into reverse and smashed via a greenhouse wall earlier than hanging Sforza Nico, officers stated.

The crash additionally hospitalized a 57-year-old man and eight year-old-girl with critical accidents, officers stated.

The district legal professional’s workplace stated Bach will serve three years of probation, lose her license for 15 years, and should reimburse $8,700 in funeral bills for the sufferer. 

Moreover, Bach has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of neighborhood service, in line with officers. 

The Commonwealth sought a two-and-a-half yr sentence, suspended throughout a three-year probationary interval whereas Bach’s legal professional requested two years of probation with no risk of jail time, the district legal professional’s workplace stated. 

The Sforza household completely closed the Byfield Greenhouse and Backyard Middle after 40 years of enterprise following Sforza Nico’s demise.


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