Driver arrested in connection with death of pedestrian and injuries to four others in Chatham

Harwich police arrested a driver Saturday night who they said killed an Orleans man and then struck a car, injuring two adults and two children, while fleeing from officers who tried to pull him over.

Harwich police had received calls about an erratic driver in a Range Rover and tried to stop him. They followed the driver, Benjamin Shealey, 32, who police said had listed addresses in Cambridge and Providence, but he would not pull over, police said.

They continued to follow the 2006 Range Rover with Rhode Island plates down Route 28, also Main Street, from Harwich into Chatham.

Shealey struck and killed Albert Della Malva, 62, of Orleans, who was standing on the side of the road near Main Street in Chatham, police said.


He then hit a white 2008 Volvo as it was leaving the parking lot of Kream N’ Kone Restaurant, 1653 Main St., shortly before 6:30 p.m., police said. Two adults and two children in the Volvo were taken to Cape Cod Hospital. The children were later transported to a hospital in Boston. Their conditions were not available this afternoon.

Harwich police charged Shealey with failure to stop for police, but said they expect to bring more charges.

State Police closed a block of Main Street, from Seaquanset Road to George Ryder Road, for seven hours as they investigated Saturday night.

Shealey is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Orleans District Court, said Chatham Police Lieutenant Michael Anderson.