Victor Vargas of Lynn was standing on outside of his cab on Route 1 after a minor crash
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Police say a man was driving under the influence of drugs when he hit a hit and killed a taxi driver only infield Massachusetts. The victim Victor Vargas of -- was standing outside his taxi after a minor crash on route one last night. That's. What John this is where it all happened in the breakdown lane here along busy route one it started with what appeared to be a minor fender Bender that last night ended in tragedy. At the little Massachusetts home taxicab driver Victor Vargas. His family and friends are in a state of shock me mama and mother is inconsolable -- wife and you know they have and that kind since last night according to authorities what happened last night began with a minor fender there. They say Vargas in his cabin rear ended another car driving northbound on route one in Winfield around 8 PM. But as the 42 year old cab drivers stood in the breakdown lane with a woman driving the other car. Police in Melrose man speeding and on drugs slammed right into that group striking and killing the taxicab. That I mean my and one newspapers and news -- everyone's -- has been great fun. A six year old boy who was a passenger inside the woman's car suffered a serious injury to his arm. The other two passengers and that driver were -- responding state police arrested 25 year old William helped in the third. He's now facing charges including motor vehicle homicide while driving under the influence an operating under the influence of drugs. You know he just went out he was wet and you know. And this is what happens the victim's brother who did not speak English says Fargas leaves behind a wife and two children ages sixteen and seven. He works for Garcia is -- blend. It's Finley tells NEC and he had only been there for three months weren't happy that person with crime and you know. Hopefully they'll do justice. That's on the case has been turned over to the Essex County DA's office that suspect William help in the third. He said to be arraigned in Plymouth on Monday back to you. Tennis Greg reporting for us live from -- tonight Kenneth thanks very much.