Friends and family are demanding justice after the death of 29-year-old David Laduzenski, killed during a trip to buy an engagement ring.
Laduzenski had returned to his hometown of West Springfield, Mass., to pick out a ring for his girlfriend, Eleanor Halgren. But while in the driveway of his friend’s home, he was struck and killed by a motorist allegedly driving drunk, MyFoxBoston.com reports.
Laduzenski, who was a mechanical engineer and had just purchased a house with Halgren, died Sunday after being on life support.
The couple was planning a wedding for next year.
Police have charged 35-year-old Daniel Leary with motor vehicle homicide and drug possession. They believe he had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit and drugs in his car, MyFoxBoston.com reports.
Leary pleaded not guilty and was released on $10,000 bail.