Mathew Cheswick killed in Ocean City by drunk driver
A Maryland man was killed by a drunk driver in Ocean City early on Monday morning.
Mathew Jude Cheswick, 22, of Cooksville, was attempting to walk across Coastal Highway from west to east when he was hit by an Isuzu Rodeo driven by Diogo Miller Facchini, 30. Facchini is from Lorton, Virginia.
After hitting Cheswick, Facchini continued to drive up the highway, according to Ocean City Police. He was later caught by police.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Facchini was traveling at a speed exceeding the posted speed limit when he hit Cheswick.
Cheswick was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
"Every mother says their kid is the best, but Matthew really did have a heart of gold," says Cheswick's mother Cecilia Roe.
Roe adds the Glen Eig High School alum was always smiling, even winning the "smiles" award at the school.
Roe says the medical examiner told her Cheswick's blood alcohol level was so low he wither had barely drank or had nothing to drink at all.
Facchini was not injured in the collision. He was arrested and 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.
Would you like to contribute to this story? Join the discussion.
RecommendedRecent Facebook Activity
Latest VideosWatch videos from ABC7, NewsChannel 8 and more
Only On 7
"Katie" weekdays at 4pm on ABC7 followed by Leon Harris and Alison Starling on ABC7 News at 5. Click here to find out more about "Katie!"