Wareham man dies in accident on Cranberry Highway

Sep 24, 2019

A 61-year-old Wareham man was killed in a car accident in the parking lot of Charlie’s Place on Cranberry Highway on Friday afternoon.

At about 4:27 p.m. on September 20, Wareham Police, Emergency Medical Services, and the Onset Fire Department responded to the restaurant following reports of a car accident.

Officers found the man, who had been thrown from his truck, in the parking lot.

Despite the efforts of first responders, he was pronounced dead a short time later at Tobey Hospital.

Michael R. Baxter died after he lost control of his truck on Cranberry Highway and collided with a utility pole and another vehicle in the parking lot of Charlie’s Place. His truck flipped over and he was ejected. 

The operator of the other vehicle, a woman from Bourne, was brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident is under investigation by the Wareham Police and the Massachusetts State Police.