A second man was arraigned Wednesday in the death of a pregnant woman killed after her car was struck by an apparent drag racer on the Lowell Connector.
Angel Nieves, 24, was charged with operating after a suspended license, operating to endanger, operating an unregistered car and speeding. He was in court on an unrelated motor vehicle charge, for which his bail was revoked since he had been ordered not to drive. Bail on the new charges was set at $2,500, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.
Prosecutors allege that on Nov. 3, Nieves was drag racing with Carlos Rodriguez, 18, when Rodriguez lost control of his car and struck the median.
His car went airborne and landed on another vehicle, before striking a third car driven by Deborah Hornberger of Leominster, who later died at a hospital.
Rodriguez was charged Tuesday with manslaughter, drag racing, speeding and marked lanes violations. He remains hospitalized with serious injuries and has not been arrested.