Wareham Police ID Victim in Fatal Crash

Victim was ejected after vehicle struck utility pole, flipped over...

From the Wareham Police Department:

On Friday, September 20, at 4:27 p.m., Wareham Police, Wareham Emergency Medical Services, and Onset Fire Department responded to Cranberry Highway near Main Avenue for a motor vehicle accident. At the scene, officers located a male who had been thrown from a vehicle following a car accident in the parking lot of Charlie’s Place. Despite efforts of emergency responders he was pronounced deceased a short time later at Tobey Hospital.

Michael R. Baxter, 61, of Wareham, died after losing control of his vehicle on Cranberry Highway and colliding with a utility pole and vehicle in the parking lot of Charlie’s Place. The vehicle then flipped over, ejecting the driver in the process. The operator of the other vehicle, a female from Bourne, was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Wareham Police and Massachusetts State Police Accident Reconstruction Team.

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