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Teen indicted in North Hampton crash that killed off-duty Mass. officer

Union Leader Correspondent

January 17. 2018 6:24PM

Somerville, Mass., police officer Louis Remigio with his daughters, Danielle and Alexandra. Remigio died after being hit while riding his motorcycle on Interstate 95 in North Hampton in October. (COURTESY)

BRENTWOOD — A Massachusetts teenager has been indicted in the death of an off-duty police officer who was killed in a crash in North Hampton last fall.

A Rockingham County grand jury this month handed up indictments against 18-year-old Michael Ricci, who is accused of making a U-turn on Interstate 95 and causing a multi-vehicle crash that killed Somerville, Mass., police officer Louis Remigio in October.

Ricci was indicted on charges of negligent homicide, manslaughter, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and four counts of reckless conduct.

Remigio, 55, was off duty and riding on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle southbound on I-95 when Ricci, who was traveling northbound in a Mercedes-Benz C300W4, allegedly used a restricted area to cross over from the northbound to the southbound lanes.

Authorities have said Ricci was driving erratically with a group of other car enthusiasts on their way to an event at New England Dragway in Epping.

The indictments accuse Ricci of traveling at an estimated 50 mph when he made the U-turn and collided with Remigio, who was thrown from the motorcycle.

Some of the charges relate to injuries suffered by others in the crash.

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