Woman dies after alleged road rage incident in Hopkinton

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By journalsofus.com


A woman who was hit by a car in an alleged road rage incident in Hopkinton last week has died, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office.

Destini Decoff, 26, died Saturday after being hospitalized with serious injuries on Thursdaysaid Meghan Kelly, a spokeswoman for Ryan’s office.

Authorities said Decoff was hit by a car allegedly driven by Ryan Sweatt, 36, of Milford.

Decoff’s family could not be reached for comment Sunday.

Sweatt was arraigned Friday in Framingham District Court, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, operating to endanger and violating marked lanes, the district attorney’s office said. on Friday. He is due back in court on Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear Sunday whether those charges have changed since Decoff’s death, and no information could be found about an attorney for Sweatt.

Sweatt was driving a Honda Civic on Route 85 Thursday night when he allegedly “became enraged in an apparent road rage incident with another vehicle,” Ryan’s office said.

During the encounter, some of the occupants, including Decoff, exited the other car and Sweatt allegedly “made a U-turn at a high rate of speed and struck the victim in the road,” according to the release.

A online fundraising to support his family as they make final arrangements for Decoff had raised more than $5,300 as of Sunday night.

Material from previous Globe coverage was used in this report.


You can contact Nick Stoico at nick.stoico@globe.com.



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