Man Charged with Negligent Homicide in Officer's Death

Oct 18, 2017

Police say an 18-year-old man heading to a drag racing event in New Hampshire has been charged with negligent homicide in the Interstate 95 death of an off-duty Massachusetts police officer on a motorcycle earlier this month.

A police affidavit says Michael Ricci, of Burlington, Massachusetts, collided with the officer's bike head-on on Oct. 8. after his car went through a closed crossover.

Police say Officer Louis Remigio, of Somerville, Massachusetts, flipped over the front of his bike and landed on the road. He died the next day. Ricci wasn't hurt.

Police say Ricci, scheduled to be arraigned Friday, was heading to the New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire, and had missed an exit. He pulled over in the breakdown lane to speak with other drivers, telling them he'd get them there.

It wasn't immediately known if Ricci had a lawyer.