MA officer killed in crash comes home

MA officer killed in crash comes home

MA officer killed in crash comes home

Remigio leaves a wife and two daughters, as well as extended family.

Somerville police officer Louis Remigio died on Monday night after a motor vehicle crash on I-95, according to the department.

The driver, Michael Ricci of Burlington, was released on $10,000 cash bail Monday after being charged with felony reckless conduct and is due to be arraigned on October 20, when he could face further charges.

Remigio, who lived in Tewksbury, was struck just after 9 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 95 south by an 18-year-old Burlington, Massachusetts resident who police say may have been racing other vehicles when he crossed into oncoming traffic.

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone recalled witnessing a near-fatal crash about two years ago between a careless driver and the officer, who was on his way to a call.

Ricci was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Rockingham County Superior Court in Brentwood.

Police have said Michael Ricci, 18, of Burlington, Mass., was northbound and racing other vehicles before trying to change direction. His arraignment was rescheduled to October 20 after Ricci was able to post $10,000 cash bail, according to published reports.

A 63-year-old Wells, Maine, man was also injured in the crash.

"He was one of those people you could always go to", Crowley said.

"Louis does it all, and seeks no recognition", the department wrote in a Facebook post.

"For the rest of our careers, we're going to ensure that his memory never fades from the Somerville Police Department or the City of Somerville", Fallon said.

Returning to headquarters after seeing the body of his officer returned home, Chief Fallon told the Herald, "It was bittersweet in a way".

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