SOMERSET (CBS) – A Fall River man has been arrested for a hit-and-run crash that killed a man in a wheelchair in Somerset last week.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

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James Moore

James Moore

Richard Reis, 35 is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with personal injuries, death resulting, Somerset Police Chief Joseph Ferreira told reporters Wednesday.

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James Moore, 65, was struck late Friday night at Read Street and South Way Drive, about a quarter-mile from his home.

Police were searching for a late 90’s model Toyota Avalon. Using automated phone calls to residents looking for help, authorities said Reis’s wife responded to the call and identified their car.

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Reis was arraigned Wednesday in Fall River District Court.