Hopkinton, Massachusetts – A tragic road rage incident in Hopkinton earlier this month resulted in the death of 26-year-old Destini Decoff. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office announced on Monday that Ryan Sweatt, 36, of Milford, will now face a murder charge in connection with the fatal crash. Sweatt had previously been charged with assault and battery, operating to endanger, and a marked lanes violation.

The incident occurred on April 4 near Cornell’s Irish Pub, where Decoff was critically injured in the crash. Tragically, she succumbed to her injuries two days later. Sweatt, driving a Honda Civic on Route 85, reportedly got into a road rage altercation with another vehicle, leading to the fatal collision with Decoff.

According to witnesses, instead of driving away after the altercation, Sweatt allegedly made two U-Turns with his car before striking Decoff, who was standing at the edge of the road. Sweatt claimed that people had surrounded his vehicle and were threatening him, prompting him to try and escape. Police later found a knife at the scene.

Sweatt is set to be arraigned on the murder charge in Framingham District Court on Tuesday. The tragic incident has shocked the Hopkinton community, and friends and family have been mourning the loss of Decoff. The authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the road rage incident.

The case serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of road rage and the importance of maintaining composure while driving. It also highlights the devastating consequences that can result from such reckless behavior on the road. As the legal proceedings move forward, the community awaits justice for Decoff and her loved ones affected by this senseless tragedy.