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Police Searching For Driver In Fatal Crash



BOSTON -- A Level 3 sex offender who was riding a bike in Lawrence Thursday night was struck and killed by a driver who allegedly fled the scene, according to the Eagle Tribune.

Robert Lagasse, 43, of Lawrence, was riding a bike at about 6:30 p.m. on Merrimack Street when he was struck by a blue 2008 Jeep Cherokee, the newspaper reported. He was flown to Boston Medical Center, where he died Friday morning.

A man driving a taxicab behind the Jeep witnessed the crash, wrote down the license plate number and brought it to police. Lawrence police Chief John Romero said the car was traced to a rental company in Methuen.
Police questioned a man who said that he rented the car for a female friend who lives in Salem, N.H. Officials are searching for the vehicle that has Massachusetts license plate 83F S93.

The victim was a Level 3 sex offender who was convicted in 1989 of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, the newspaper reported.

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/17739189/detail.html#
 

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One less maggot.
 

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Instant karmas gonna get you, gonna knock you right on the head.
You better get yourself together, pretty soon you're gonna be dead..
 

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LAWRENCE — The dark gray 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee sought in the hit-and-run death of a city man was found sitting in the driveway of a Hudson, N.H., home yesterday morning.
The rented Jeep had been sought since it struck bicyclist Robert Lagasse, 43, of 77 S. Union St., about 6 p.m. Thursday on Merrimack Street, throwing him to the pavement.
Lagasse was rushed to Lawrence General Hospital and taken by ambulance to Boston Medical Center, where he died early yesterday morning.
Police Chief John Romero called Charlene Traficante, 34, whose last known address was in Woburn, as a "person of interest" in the case. Police were told by the Haverhill man who rented the Jeep that he had loaned it to Traficante. Police were expected to interview her about the case last night. The man who rented the car was identified as Michael Mehrmann, 38, of 13 Forest Acres Drive in Bradford.
Police found the car in Hudson, N.H., backed into the driveway and clearly visible from the street. Detective Sgt. Charles Carroll and Detective Brian Burokas reported obvious damage to the front fender and hood, the headlight on the passenger side smashed, the windshield cracked on the passenger side, and the radio antenna bent.
The Jeep was loaded onto a ramp truck from Coady's Towing and brought back to Coady's Garage on Marston Street in Lawrence, where police will examine it.
Police were able to identify the victim after two friends walked up to officers at the accident scene, Romero said.
"They said the man was their friend and that he was going to the package store to get some beer for them. They had been drinking under the Central Bridge and he was going for some more," Romero said.
Members of Lagasse's family gathered at the home of his mother yesterday morning. Randy Lagasse, brother of the victim, said his mother, Lillian, was too distraught to talk about her son. He said his brother had a heart of gold.
"He was just starting to do well in life. Things were on the upswing for him,'' he said.
Lagasse was a Level 3 sex offender. Police said Lagasse was convicted in 1989 of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and in 2002 on a charge of open and gross lewdness.
He was arrested again in August 2004. Lagasse was clicking through channels when he came across his own photo, became enraged and began bombarding the police station with profanity-laced telephone calls, demanding the police remove his photo from the site. He was arrested at his home on charges of disorderly conduct.
Randy Lagasse said he wanted to publicly thank the taxi driver who stopped and provided police with the license plate number of the Jeep. Brother-in-law Jimmy Rosario said he wanted to reach out and personally thank two other people who stopped and tried to render first aid to Lagasse.
"All she had to do was stop,'' Rosario said. "It would be the humane thing to do."
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Damn lady drivers!!!..lol...I'm wondering if she put it in reverse and finished the job....Either way kids are safer now..
 
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Doesn't it just suck that whenever career criminals, gang members, and convicted sex offenders meet their maker, they were always just starting to turn their lives around? :rolleyes:
 

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I agree with the Karma comment...
and why is it whenever a dirtbag gets offed, the family always says how he was JUST getting his life turned around.
Apparently God thought otherwise...
 
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