Police identify man killed in Cranberry Highway pedestrian accident

May 1, 2013

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a motor vehicle near 2816 Cranberry Highway on Friday, April 26, at approximately 8:10 p.m.

The pedestrian, who police identified as 59-year-old Wareham resident Barry Russell, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said that 19-year-old Charles Rohrbach IV of Wareham was traveling north in a 1994 Acura when he struck the man.

Rohrbach was not injured. He had not been charged as of Wednesday morning. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

A stretch of Cranberry Highway was shut down for several hours as Wareham and State Police reconstructed the accident scene. Wareham Fire and Wareham EMS also responded.