Young woman run down with car in apparent road rage incident in Hopkinton dies, DA says

HOPKINTON, Mass. — The young woman run down by another driver during an apparent road rage incident near a pub in Hopkinton last week, died from her injuries, the Middlesex District Attorney’s office confirmed late Sunday night.

The DA’s office said that 26-year-old Destini Decoff died over the weekend.

The DA’s office charged 36-year-old Ryan Sweatt 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 on Hayden Rowe Street around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

After the two vehicles had stopped, people in the Toyota got out of the car.

Witnesses told police that instead of immediately driving away, Sweatt maneuvered his Honda through two U-Turns, and crashed right into Decoff, who was standing at the edge of the road.

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

Police say they recovered a knife.

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

Additional charges have not been given as of Sunday night.

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

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