WOBURN -- A 40-year-old Ashby woman accused of being drunk when she caused a head-on crash in Shirley that claimed the life of a Lunenburg woman was indicted earlier this month on a charge of motor-vehicle homicide.

Victoria Marble had been free on bail since early July, when she was arraigned in Ayer District Court on charges of operating under the influence of alcohol, marked-lanes violation, and reckless operation.

Police say Marble's 2005 Buick Rendezvous crossed over the center line of Great Road, near Longley Road, on June 28, and slammed head-on into a 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser.

One of the two occupants of the Land Cruiser, a Lunenburg woman in her 30s whose identity has not been released by authorities, died as a result of injuries suffered in the crash, according to police.

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette quoted Tom Senn, of Groton, as saying the victim was Rebecca Allen, a mother of two. Senn was reportedly the other individual in the SUV when it was struck.

Marble was arrested at the scene of the crash.

A Middlesex County grand jury indicted Marble in late November on charges of motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence of liquor and operating under the influence of liquor causing serious injury, according to court records.

Marble was arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on Dec. 11, and was ordered released on personal recognizance, on the condition she not drive, not use alcohol, and submit to tests from a alcohol-detection device once a day, according to court records.


Marble is due back in court on Jan. 15, when she is scheduled for a scheduling conference in Lowell Superior Court.

The attorney listed in court documents as representing Marble, Daniel Flaherty, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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