Off-Duty Somerville Police Officer Dies From Injuries After Highway Crash

What to Know

  • Somerville police officer Louis Remigio, 55, died Monday after a crash on I-95 in New Hampshire on Sunday.

  • Authorities said Mike Ricci, 18, crossed the median in a Mercedes-Benz while racing other cars, striking Remigio’s Harley Davidson.

  • Ricci is facing a felony reckless conduct charge and was being held on $ 10,000 cash bail pending his arraignment Monday.

An off-duty Massachusetts police officer has died from injuries sustained in a collision on Interstate 95 in New Hampshire on Sunday, according to Somerville Police.

Officer Louis Remigio, 55, was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle on I-95 southbound in North Hampton when police said Mike Ricci, 18, allegedly crossed the median in a Mercedes-Benz and struck him.

Since the crash, Remigio, had been on a ventilator at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Remigio, a 30-year veteran of the Somerville Police Department, died from his injuries on Monday night.

“Louie was a very important part of this department, and I cannot begin to express what his loss will mean not only to each of us in the Somerville Police Department but to the Somerville community. My heart and my prayers are with his family during this time of unimaginable loss,” said Somerville Police Chief David Fallon.

Remigio joined the department in March 1988. Over his 30-year tenure, he received multiple awards for service to the community, including two Life- Saving Awards, a Meritorious Service Award, a Beyond the Call of Duty Award, and numerous commendations both by his colleagues and by community members.

Remigio, of Tewksbury, was a single father of two girls, after his wife passed away last year.

Ricci, of Burlington, Massachusetts, is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 20 in Seabrook District Court. He is facing charges of felony reckless conduct charge and has since posted a $ 10,000 cash bail at Rockingham County Jail in New Hampshire.

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