On Saturday May 24, 2014 at about 1:06 am, the Wareham Police Department responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on Onset Avenue near Aunt Hannah’s Lane. Officers arrived and discovered a 24 year old male in a wheelchair had been struck by a vehicle being operated by 28 year old John Vandeusen of 20 East Main Street, Middleboro. The injured male, Joshua Macro of 11 Ninth Street, Onset, was transported to Tobey Hospital in Wareham, where he later succumbed to his injures. As a result, Mr. Vandeusen 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 at Wareham Police Headquarters pending arraignment Tuesday morning at the Wareham District Court .The case is under investigation by the Wareham Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, and the Accident Reconstruction Team. No further comment will be made at this time, as the matter is still under investigation.
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