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DRIVER CHARGED IN DEATH OF MAN IN WHEELCHAIR

A Beamsville, Ont., man was charged Tuesday with operating an unsafe motor vehicle on a highway in connection with a July crash that killed a man in a wheelchair, Niagara Regional Police reported.

Joey Dionis, 21, was westbound on Queenston Street at about 8:30 p.m. on July 10 when he struck a motorized wheelchair occupied by Melvin Purdy, 63, of St. Catharines.

Purdy was attempting to cross Queenston Street near St. Catharines General Hospital when he was killed.

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