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Police arrest man in crash into house that killed girlfriend

November 20, 2018

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a crash in Massachusetts that sent the car he was driving into a house and killed his girlfriend.

Hector DeJesus was arraigned Monday on multiple charges, including manslaughter, driving under the influence and speeding.

Police say DeJesus was driving through Holbrook on Nov. 11 when his car struck a utility pole and went airborne before crashing into the house. Nobody was home at the time.

His girlfriend, 20-year-old Nicole Ricci, of Stoughton, was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Another passenger suffered a broken arm.

DeJesus pleaded not guilty and was held on $50,000 bail.

His attorney said the bail was unreasonably high given that his client has injuries from the crash that still require medical attention.

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