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Monday, May 28, 2012

Pedestrian Killed by Drunk Driver in OC

A 22-year-old Cooksville, Maryland man was hit and killed by a drunk driver in Ocean City this (Monday) morning.
Ocean City Police say the Mathew Cheswick was attempting to cross Coastal Highway at 54th Street just before 1:30 a.m. when he was struck by an Isuzu Rodeo traveling northbound in the bus lane.
After striking the victim, the driver of the Isuzu, who was later identified as 30-year-old Diogo Facchini of Lorton, Virginia, continued to travel north on Coastal Highway; police say Facchini proceeded to travel east on 55th Street where witnesses followed his vehicle until he was apprehended by the police.
Cheswick was pronounced dad at PRMC in Salisbury.
Facchini has been charged with homicide by a motor vehicle while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a fatal collision, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol and a number of other traffic related charges

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