A Towson University student was struck and killed by a drunk driver Monday, May 28 as he was crossing the street, CBS 13 reports.
Matthew Cheswich, 22, was killed by 30-year-old Diogo Facchini as he crossed Coastal Highway at 54th Street with friends.
Facchini was so intoxicated he failed to stop after he struck Cheswich. Witnesses followed him until he was caught by police.
Facchini, a Virginia native, was charged homicide by vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Doug Parker, a friend of Cheswich, told CBS 13 Cheswich “hated drunk driving”
“He was walking across the street to catch a cab so he didn’t have to get in the car with a drunk driver, so he didn’t have to be the one behind the wheel driving drunk,” he said.
Reminiscing on his friend, Parker described Cheswich as “incredibly happy.”
He touched so many people’s lives. It’s just a shame we lost him,”
Facchini’s first court hearing has been scheduled on July 5.
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Towson University Student Matthew Cheswich Killed by Drunk Driver
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