Newport man dies after car strike his wheelchair

Dee DeQuattro


A Newport man has died after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a cross walk in his wheel chair.

56-year-old Robert Silvia died from the injuries he sustained during the accident on Wednesday night.

Silvia was crossing Memorial Boulevard near Chapel Street when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Matthew Mccolgan of Middletown.

Mccolgan was cited with failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk and driving without insurance. Police say the matter is currently under investigation and pending talks with the Attorney Generals office and the autopsy report Mccolgan could face additional charges.

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