Young woman hit by car dies in apparent road rage incident in Hopkinton, DA says

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Young woman hit by another driver during apparent road rage incident near pub in Hopkinton last week, he died from his injuries, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office confirmed Sunday night.

The district attorney’s office said Destini Decoff, 26, died over the weekend.

The district attorney’s office charged Ryan Sweatt, 36, of Milford, with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury after he allegedly struck Decoff with his car near the parking lot of Cornell’s Irish Pub in Hayden. Rowe Street around 6:30 pm Thursday.

A preliminary investigation indicated that Sweatt was driving a Honda Civic on Route 85 when he was involved in an apparent road rage incident with another vehicle.

After the two vehicles stopped, the occupants of the Toyota exited the vehicle.

Witnesses told police that instead of immediately driving away, Sweatt maneuvered his Honda into two U-turns and crashed into Decoff, who was standing on the side of the road.

At the scene, Sweatt told police that people had surrounded his car and were yelling that they were trying to kill him and that he was trying to escape.

Police say they recovered a knife.

Sweatt was held without bail until a dangerousness hearing next week.

No additional charges have been provided as of Sunday evening.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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