Motorcyclist dies after being towed a quarter of a mile under the truck of an illegal drink drinker
Matthew Denice was riding his motorcycle when he was hit by a truck and got stuck under the wheel arch
A motorcyclist was killed after being dragged under the truck of a suspicious drinking driver for more than a mile.
Horrified witnesses pounded the driver's window in an attempt to make him stop.
Others chased the vehicle along the road and shouted to stop his driver Nicholas Guaman.
Police said the 23-year-old victim Matthew Denice was still alive when he got stuck in the wheel arch of Guaman's truck.
But he died of serious injuries from being dragged along the road.
Guaman, a 34-year-old illegal immigrant from Ecuador, did not show any emotion when he was told that the motorcyclist he hit was dead.
He failed a roadside test after being stopped by the police.
The horrible accident took place allegedly Guaman jumped a red light in Milford, Massachusetts.
He hit Denice but couldn't stop.
Families grilling outside and sitting on their verandah heard the crash and about half a dozen people chased the pickup truck on foot and hit the door to stop the driver, "said Milford Police Sgt. Mike Pighetti.
The victim's body was dragged for more than a quarter of a mile before Guaman ran off the road and the body fell off the wheel arch.
Witnesses said Guaman, who had his six-year-old son in the Ford pickup truck and then backed up the body.
Guaman tried to flee from the scene but was arrested by the police.
Denice was alive when Guaman dragged him with his truck, said spokesman Paul Jarvey of Worcester County District Lawyer.
He recently graduated from Framingham State University with a computer degree and hoped to work in law enforcement
His mother Maureen Maloney said his son had his whole life ahead.
When asked if she was angry, she said: "I cannot have anger, I am so devastated that I don't have my son."
Denice & # 39; s stepfather, Michael Maloney, called the incident a & # 39; murder & # 39; and said that Denice is a & # 39; big American kid & # 39; used to be.
The family said they wanted Guaman to be prosecuted in the US and receive a long prison sentence instead of simply being deported.
Milford police chief Thomas O & Loughlin said that Guaman told the police that he was in the country illegally. Homeland Security is investigating and has issued an arrest warrant that would be activated when the trial is completed.
He could be in prison for 15 years if he was found guilty of the assassination attempt.
Guaman has been accused of negligent murder of vehicles while driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury and death, holding an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, not stopping for police, driving without a license, failure to yield at a stop sign, opposition to arrest and willful or reckless behavior that creates risks for a child, according to court documents.
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