Man In Wheelchair Struck & Killed In Wareham; Driver Charged

WAREHAM (CBS) – A Middleboro man is facing charges after police say his pickup struck and killed a 24-year-old man in a wheelchair.

The crash happened around 1 a.m. on Saturday on Onset Avenue near Aunt Hannah’s Lane.

Joshua Macro of Onset was killed when struck by a pickup in Wareham. (WBZ-TV)

Joshua Macro of Onset was killed when struck by a pickup in Wareham. (WBZ-TV)

The victim, Joshua Macro of Onset, later died at Tobey Hospital. Macro’s family said he was on his way home with a friend he was hit.

He  had been in a wheelchair since suffering injuries in a dirt bike accident when he was younger.

John Vandeusen of Middleboro. (Photo courtesy of Wareham police)

John Vandeusen of Middleboro. (Photo courtesy of Wareham police)

John Vandeusen, 28, is being charged with Motor Vehicle Homicide, Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Failure to Stay in Marked Lanes.

He is being held without bail until his arraignment on Tuesday morning.

Police did not indicate what factors may have played a role in the crash.

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