William J. Smith, Chief of Police
300 South Franklin St.
Holbrook, MA 02343
For Immediate Release
Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Holbrook Police Arrest and Charge Driver in Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash
HOLBROOK — Chief William Smith reports that the Holbrook Police Department has arrested and charged a man with manslaughter while operating under the influence of liquor, following a crash that killed a young woman earlier this month.
HECTOR DEJESUS, AGE 19, OF HOLBROOK was charged with:
- Manslaughter while Operating Under the Influence of Liquor
- OUI Drugs Causing Serious Bodily Injury (Marijuana)
- Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
- Malicious Destruction of Property Over $1,200
DEJESUS was arrested by Holbrook Police at his home at approximately 11 a.m. today. He is expected to be arraigned today at Quincy District Court.
At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, police received a report of a car crash in the area of 69 Abington Ave.
First responders used a hydraulic tool to extricate Nicole Ricci, age 20, of Stoughton, who was a passenger in the vehicle. She was transported via ambulance to an area hospital, where she later died.
DEJESUS was ejected from the vehicle in the crash and he and a 21-year-old male passenger from Holbrook, were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.
The subsequent investigation indicates that DEJESUS was traveling westbound on Route 139, allegedly going over 100 miles per hour, when he sideswiped a telephone pole, causing the vehicle to go airborne and eventually crash into the roof of a home on Kingsley Street. The home, which sustained serious structural damage, was unoccupied at the time of the incident.
These are allegations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.