Destini Decoff identified as woman killed in road rage incident in Hopkinton

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By journalsofus.com


A 26-year-old woman who was hit by a car in Hopkinton during what prosecutors described as a road rage incident has died from his injuries, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.

The woman was identified as Destini Decoff, according to a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.

Decoff was fatally injured Thursday night on Route 85 in Hopkinton. Prosecutors say Ryan Sweatt, 36, was driving a Honda Civic on Route 85 in Hopkinton when he “was involved in an apparent road rage incident with another vehicle.”

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At some point, the occupants of the other vehicle exited the car, at which point, prosecutors say, Sweatt made a U-turn at “high speed” and struck Decoff in the street.

Decoff’s mother, in a publication on Facebook, said her daughter was in a car with friends when the car behind them started hitting her bumper. She accused Sweatt of trying to run over the group before making a U-turn and hitting Decoff in the street.

Sweatt is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, operating to endanger and violating marked lanes. It was not immediately clear if he would face additional charges following Decoff’s death.

He was arraigned on those charges in Framingham District Court on Friday, where he appeared surprised when prosecutors described the extent of Decoff’s injuries, according to WCVB-TV.

Sweatt told police and witnesses that a group of people surrounded his car, threatened him and that one of them had a knife, according to the station.

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