Onset man dies in head-on crash on Charge Pond Road

Nov 30, 2014

An Onset man died after a head-on collision with another vehicle on Charge Pond Road early Sunday morning.

45-year-old Raymond Cardoza Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred just north of the Gleason Family YMCA at approximately 12:01 a.m., according to Wareham police.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers reportedly observed two extensively damaged vehicles, with Cardoza's vehicle overturned on its roof and the other with substantial front end damage.

The other driver, 35-year-old Richard Hollis of Wareham, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital Trauma Center by Wareham EMS, where he was treated for a serious leg and hip injury, according to police.

Police said there were no other occupants in the two vehicles, and that Mr. Cardoza's vehicle was traveling south while Hollis' vehicle was traveling north.

The investigation is ongoing by the Wareham Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section. The Wareham Fire Department also assisted police and EMS at the accident.