BOSTON — A teenager charged in relation to a Massachusetts police officer’s death has been arrested for an alleged bail violation.

Police say 18-year-old Michael Ricci was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at his home in Burlington, Massachusetts. Police say the alleged bail violation was related to an incident that occurred before the crash when Ricci was a juvenile

New Hampshire police say Ricci may have been racing other vehicles on Interstate 95 south Sunday morning when he veered into oncoming traffic, striking a motorcycle operated by 55-year-old Somerville Officer Louis Remigio. The officer was off-duty at the time.

Remigio died at the hospital late Monday night. Ricci was not injured.

The teen has been charged with felony reckless conduct. It could not be determined Tuesday if Ricci had a lawyer.

This story has been changed to correct that the suspect was arrested on a warrant for allegedly violating a bail condition, not a probation condition; and that he is from Burlington, Massachusetts, not Burlington, Vermont.

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