Police make arrest for fatal 2016 hit and run

Apr 23, 2019

The driver involved in a fatal hit and run in 2016 has been arrested, according to police.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on October 3, 2016, 56-year-old Ernest Robert Raddatz was struck by a white Ford pick-up truck in the 3000 block of Cranberry Highway.

According to police, the truck’s driver turned around after hitting Raddatz, leaving him in the middle of the road, and fled the scene.

Raddatz was taken to Tobey Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at approximately 9:15 p.m. that night.

Wareham Police contacted the State Police and District Attorney’s office to assist in the analysis and reconstruction of the accident.

Route 6 west and eastbound lanes from Onset Avenue to Glen Charlie Road were closed during the investigation.

On October 4, police responded to Aunt Hannah’s Lane in Onset, following a report of a white pick-up parked in a wooded area. According to emergency broadcasts, it was believed the truck may have been involved in the accident.

On April 11, 2019, a warrant related to the incident was issued by the Plymouth County Superior Court for Alando Santos, 47, of East Wareham.

On Tuesday, April 16, a Wareham Police Detective asked Officer Christopher Corner to be on the lookout for Santos while on his regular patrol in Onset, where Santos was expected to be.

At around 4:30 p.m. Corner saw Santos, who has a suspended driver’s license, driving a car in Onset and placed him under arrest. Santos has been held without bail for charges related to the fatal hit and run.