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Driver Faces Several Charges after Striking, Killing another Motorist


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According to WWLP, police arrested a 25-year-old man following a fatal crash that left an elderly motorist dead on Tuesday evening in Westfield, Massachusetts.

Driver Involved in Earlier Crash, police say

Ryan Pasquini, 25, faces charges of motor vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Police say Pasquini drove through a red light at the intersection of East Main and Delmont Streets, crashing into another vehicle.

The driver of the other vehicle, 68-year-old David Matyseck, received treatment at Baystate Noble Hospital, but died from his injuries. Police arrested Pasquini at the scene of the crash, reports WWLP.

The Westfield News claims that Pasquini is the suspect of a wreck that occurred at Main and Meadow Streets shortly before the fatal crash.

Motor Vehicle Traffic Accident Statistics

The following statistics on motor vehicle crashes in 2014 are provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2014, 32,675 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States.
  • An estimated 2.34 million people sustained injuries in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • For passenger vehicle occupants who survived fatal crashes in 2014, only 15 percent were unrestrained.
  • Over the past 10 years, there has been a reduction of nearly 25 percent in the number of fatalities on the United States’ roadways.

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