Man held after deadly drunk driving crash in Milford
MILFORD, Mass. -- Matthew Denice’s family was at court in Milford on Monday to see the arraignment of the man who allegedly killed their son in a drunken driving accident.
“I’m just consumed, consumed with heartbreak,” said Maureen Maloney, Denice’s mother.
The family went to court to see Nicolas Guaman, who is accused of driving drunk and hitting the 23-year-old who was on his motorcycle.
“He was such a great kid. It’s just a travesty, travesty,” said Michael Maloney, the victim’s stepfather.
Police said Denice was struck in the wheel well of Guaman’s truck and dragged a quarter mile onto a yard, but Guaman still didn’t stop.
“People across the street were like beating on the window, beating on the truck and yelling at him, trying to get him to stop,” said Greg Russo, a witness.
Police said not only is Guaman in the country illegally, but he was driving without a license and had his 6-year-old son in the truck with him. The boy’s mother, through an interpreter, said she is angry.
“In a way she’s mad because she doesn’t understand why he had to drink and drive,” said Maria Yupangui, the suspect’s wife.
For Denice’s family, it’s not anger and heartache that consumes them, but the search for justice.
“This is not an accident. This is murder. Matt did not have to die,” said Michael Denice, the victim’s brother.
Guaman was arraigned on several charges including vehicular homicide. He is being held on $100,000 cash bail. Immigrations and customs enforcement offices are involved in the case.
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