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Brazilian Man Extradited from UK for Deadly 2022 Crash

By Tom Marino | May 7, 2024
Last Updated: May 7, 2024

UPTON – An investigation that involved Upton Police, Massachusetts State Police, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, and the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office led to a Brazilian national being wanted on motor vehicle homicide charges since 2022.

With help from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Marshals Service, and UK authorities, the man was arraigned this week in Milford.

Upton Police, Fire, and EMS responded to a single car crash on Glenview Way on Aug. 6, 2022. First responders discovered a vehicle carrying five occupants had overturned at the scene.

Jacob Osanya, the front seat passenger, was trapped inside the vehicle.

First responders removed Osanya from the vehicle. All five occupants were transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Osanya was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Dias De Holanda, the driver, had been staying with members of his family in Bellingham at the time of the crash. Investigators determined he left the United States soon after the crash for native country, Brazil.

Brazil does not extradite its own nationals.

Massachusetts State Police detectives learned in December 2023 that De Holanda had travelled to the United Kingdom (UK). US authorities submitted a provisional arrest request to UK authorities, and De Holanda was arrested in London on Dec. 22, 2023.

US authorities submitted a request for extradition of De Holanda to the US. At an extradition hearing in London on Feb. 22, De Holnda provided consent for extradition.

De Holanda was arraigned in Milford District Court on Monday, May 6, on charges related to the crash of:

  • Manslaughter;
  • Motor Vehicle Homicide by Negligent Operation;
  • Motor Vehicle Homicide by Reckless Operation;
  • Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle;
  • Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle; and
  • Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.

Upton Police, Massachusetts State Police, and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office all took part in the investigation.

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