Woman dies after a road rage incident

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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 she was hospitalized with serious injuries Thursday, said Meghan Kelly, a spokesperson for Ryan’s office.
Authorities said Decoff was struck by a car allegedly driven by Ryan Sweatt, 36, of Milford.
Advertisement It was not immediately clear Sunday whether those charges have changed since Decoff died, and information about an attorney for Sweatt could not be found.
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 roadway,” the statement said.
An online fund-raiser to support her 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.

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Marian Ryan, the Middlesex District Attorney, has confirmed the death of the woman who was struck by a car during an alleged road rage incident in Hopkinton last week.

As per Meghan Kelly, a representative for Ryan’s office, Destini Decoff, 26, passed away on Saturday following her hospitalization on Thursday due to severe injuries.

Authorities said that Ryan Sweatt, 36, of Milford, was the driver of the vehicle that struck Decoff.

On Sunday, there was no response from Decoff’s family.

The district attorney’s office said on Friday that Sweatt was arraigned in Framingham District Court on Friday and entered a not guilty plea to the charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, operating to endanger, and marked lanes violation. He has to return to court on Wednesday.

Whether those charges have changed since Decoff’s death was not immediately apparent on Sunday, and no information regarding Sweatt’s lawyer could be located.

According to Ryan’s office, Sweatt allegedly “became enraged in an apparent road rage incident with another vehicle” on Route 85 on Thursday night while operating a Honda Civic.

Some of the passengers, including Decoff, got out of the other vehicle during the encounter, and according to the statement, Sweatt “made a U-turn at a high rate of speed and struck the victim in the roadway.”.

More than $5,300 had been raised as of Sunday night through an online fundraiser to help her family as they finalize plans for Decoff.

This report includes content from earlier Globe coverage.

The email address of Nick Stoico is nick . stoico@globe . com.

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