‘Dope sick’ and drunk Pembroke woman to remain in prison for 2017 fatal rear-end crash

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‘Dope sick’ and drunk Pembroke woman to remain in prison for 2017 fatal rear-end crash
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The “dope sick” and drunk woman who rear-ended another woman’s Chevy Equinox and forced it into the path of an oncoming dump truck laden with recycled asphalt, killing her, in 2017 will remain behind bars after losing her appeal.

“Ya, I’m (expletive) dope sick as (expletive),” Danielle Mastro told police after the crash that killed Deborah Combra, 58, of Bridgewater, who was only three years from retirement and looking forward to seeing her son, Michael, get married on Martha’s Vineyard, according to previous Herald reporting.

Mastro, of Pembroke, was found guilty in Combra’s death in her 2019 trial and sentenced to 10 to 13 years in prison. The Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld that decision Thursday.

The fatal crash was the end result of a chaotic afternoon on Oct. 3, 2017, that began with the unlicensed Mastro – “six nips” of vodka deep and with a blood alcohol content approaching 0.14 — stealing her mother’s gray Audi A6 for a reckless joyride through the towns of Hanson — where she led police on a high-speed chase — East Bridgewater and Whitman in search of a fix, according to appeals documents.

Mastro was texting her dealer and didn’t see Combra’s Chevy Equinox as she slammed on her brakes. Combra was thrown into the middle of the street, killed from multiple blunt, traumatic injuries, officials said.

Mastro walked away from the scene — the dump truck on its side in front of a house on Quincy Street and Combra in clear view — because, she told police later, she wanted to “go get my (expletive) before I have to deal with the cops,” documents state.

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