Destini Decoff, woman hit by car in Hopkinton during apparent road rage attack, dies

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By journalsofus.com


HOPKINTON – Destini Decoff, the woman allegedly hit by another driver during an apparent road rage incident in Hopkinton last week, he died from his injuries.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office said Ryan Sweatt of Milford got into an incident with another driver Thursday on Route 85. Prosecutors said the people in that car got out and Sweat drove toward the group that included Decoff.

Destini Decoff died after complications during surgery

Sweat allegedly crashed his car into Decoff. The 26-year-old woman was thrown several meters into the air from the impact.

Decoff’s mother told WBZ-TV that her daughter had complications during surgery and was unlikely to breathe on her own again. Decoff died Saturday, his mother said.

Destini Decoff.

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Driver faces charges

Sweatt told police he was driving home when the other car stopped in front of him and the driver slammed on the brakes. According to court documents, Sweatt told police that Decoff and four men jumped out of his vehicle and threatened him. Sweatt yelled at police, “They’re trying to kill me,” according to the documents.

Police said surveillance videos supported witness accounts of what happened, and Sweatt was arrested. He is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury and operating to endanger.

Judge ordered the driver’s arrest without bail

A judge ordered Sweatt held without bond until a dangerousness hearing scheduled for Wednesday.

Prosecutors did not say whether Decoff was the driver or passenger during the incident.

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