A Massachusetts woman is behind bars after police reported she fled a Worcester gas station on Christmas Day with a man hanging out of the window of her car.
People reports that Susan Dixon, 58, was arrested on Monday and charged with motor vehicle homicide, leaving the scene of an accident with with property damage and personal injury, driving on a suspended license, and operating to endanger.
According to police, Dixon “drove the vehicle to [a BP gas station] and spoke with the victim in the parking lot,” but as he leaned in the window of the car, she sped off with the victim’ hanging from the vehicle. She then allegedly backed into a fence, then plowed into a light pole. Dixon later abandoned her vehicle, a a 2012 Nissan Pathfinder, at 127 Chandler Street.
“The victim reached into the vehicle to give her something when she suddenly drove away, with the victim half in the vehicle,” responding officers reported. “Ms. Dixon backed into a fence, and then drove into the light pole.”
— Christine Peterson (@ChrisPetersonTG) December 26, 2017
When officers arrived to the scene, the victim, 33-year-old Felix Bonilla, was lying unconscious near a knocked-down traffic light while onlookers attempted to give him CPR. Authorities said the victim “suffered injuries to his neck, chest and abdomen” and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
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Police arrested Dixon at her Worcester home. During her arraignment on Tuesday, she hid her face while a judge informed her she’d remain behind bars on a $35,000 cash bond.
Apparently, this isn’t the first time or even the second time Dixon has been apprehended for dragging someone with her vehicle. The Telegram reports that in 2016, she reportedly fled in her truck with a female victim hanging from the window. Reportedly, the victim smoked crack with Dixon was attempting to steal $5 from inside the truck when Dixon sped away. The victim was left with minor brain bleeding, a collapsed lung, and a broken ankle.
In 2015, according to a Worcester assistant DA, Dixon was arrested for reportedly dragging a drug dealer with her vehicle after he informed her he had no drugs.
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: BP Gas Station @Chandler Street/Google Maps/Nov. 2016]