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Sep 9, 2015 11:39 AM

Candlelight vigil held, fundraiser started for Nashua man killed by drunk driver

NH1.com and the Associated Press

NASHUA (AP) — A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday night for a man after police said he was struck and killed by a drunken driver over the weekend.

READ: Nashua man arrested for DWI after fatal motorcycle accident

24-year-old Joey Mearls was riding his motorcycle home on Sunday evening in Nashua.

Police said he was then hit by 27-year-old Romivel Cruz. Police say Cruz had been driving impaired when he collided with Mearls' motorcycle.

Emergency responders found him lying critically injured in the road with his motorcycle in flames. He later died at St. Joseph Hospital.

Cruz was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated.

A fundraiser has been set up to help the family with funeral costs.


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