UPDATE: An off-duty police officer from Somerville, Mass., has died from injuries sustained when another vehicle struck his motorcycle Sunday on Interstate 95 in North Hampton, N.H.
State Police said Officer Louis Remigio, 55, died Monday night.
An 18-year-old driver who police say was racing other vehicles at the time of the crash is now facing charges. Police say that a northbound 2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 driven by Michael Ricci, of Burlington, Mass., traversed into the southbound lanes before colliding with Remigio's Harley-Davidson.
He is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 20 in Rockingham County Superior Court.
Somerville Police Chief David Fallon said Remigio, a 30-year veteran, received service decorations over the years, including two Life Saving awards. "Louie was a first class human being and exactly the kind of police officer you want serving your community," Fallon said in a statement. "He was tough yet kind, empathetic, and fair."
New Hampshire State Police said a police motorcade for Officer Remigio will commence today, 1 p.m., from the Liberty Mutual overflow parking low not far from Portsmouth Regional Hospital on Borthwick Avenue.