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.
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, 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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