By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A 26-year-old Long Beach man was charged Thursday in connection with a crash that killed a man in a wheelchair crossing the street.

Joseph Maez was charged with one felony count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury and driving with a .08% blood-alcohol content causing injury, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

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According to prosecutors, Maez allegedly struck a 59-year-old man in a wheelchair pushing a cart full of his belongings across Stearns Street at Radnor Avenue in the Los Altos neighborhood at about 11:20 p.m. on June 12. The man died at the scene.

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“Driving under the influence is a potentially deadly decision with severe consequences,” District Attorney Gascón said.

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Maez is set to be arraigned July 2 in Long Beach. The case remains under investigation by the Long Beach Police Department.