Towson student dies following Ocean City hit-and-run
Towson University student Matthew Cheswick, 22, was struck and killed by a drunk driver in Ocean City Monday, according to the Ocean City Police Department.
Cheswick was crossing Costal Highway early Memorial Day morning when Diogo Facchini, 30, of Lorton, Va. struck him with his Isuzu Rodeo and fled the scene of the crime, according to police.
Witnesses followed Facchini’s vehicle to 55th street where he was aprehended by police.
Officers have arrested Facchini on counts of homicide by vehicle while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a fatal collision, driving while impaired, as well as speeding.
Facchini is now being held without bond, according to Ocean City Pfc. Mike Levy. A judge revoked Facchini’s original bail of $250,000 following the initial appearance in front of an Ocean City District Court Commissioner.
Cheswick was a 2008 graduate of Glenelg High School.
Cheswick’s viewings will be held at the Harry H. Witzke Funeral Home in Ellicott City, Md. Thursday, May 31 from 2 – 4 p.m. and from 6 – 8 p.m.
A funeral mass will be held Friday, June 1 from 1 – 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Mt. Airy, Md.
The Towerlight will update this story as more information becomes available.