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Massachusetts Man Accused of Killing Woman in Road Rage Attack — 'He Knew What He Was Doing,' Witness Says

Mass. Man Accused of Running Over Disabled Man, Hitting Him With Brick
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The victim was previously injured in a car crash as a child, police said.

Apr. 8 2024, Published 3:04 p.m. ET

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A woman in Massachusetts has died after authorities say a road rage driver allegedly ran over her with his vehicle.

On April 4, Destini Decoff, 26, was in a vehicle involved in an altercation with another driver in Hopkinton, according to court documents obtained by WBZ.

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Authorities say Decoff and other passengers exited their vehicle, and the driver of the other car, later identified as 36-year-old Ryan Sweatt, drove toward the group, slamming into Decoff and sending her flying into the air.

Sweatt claimed to investigators that the other car pulled in front of him and slammed on the brakes.

“They’re trying to kill me!” he shouted when police arrived on the scene, according to court documents.

However, surveillance footage allegedly failed to back up his story that Decoff and four men got out of the other car and threatened him.

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Instead, video footage allegedly shows Sweatt making a U-turn and driving towards them at a high rate of speed, according to police.

“He chose to turn around, chose to come back," eyewitness Brett Martin told investigators. "He knew what he was doing when he went towards that girl.”


Sweatt was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury and operating to endanger, officials said.

He was booked into jail and was being held without bond.

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Prosecutors have not indicated if Decoff was driving or a passenger during the incident. On April 6, her family said she died following complications from surgery.

Following Decoff’s death, charges may be upgraded against Sweatt.


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