Delaware

DSP: Man dies a day after hitting highway sign and tree in Rehoboth Beach crash

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - A crash remains under investigation, after police say a man died in his home after leaving the scene of a crash, in Rehoboth Beach. Authorities report that the 62-year-old hit a highway sign and a tree during the crash, on Friday.

Delaware State Police say on Friday, just after 7:00 PM, 62-year-old Rehoboth Beach man was driving a 2008 Honda Accord traveling northbound on Airport Road, approaching the intersection at Old Landing Road. Troopers say for unknown reasons, the 62-yer-old failed to stop at the posted stop sign. At that point, DSP reports that the vehicle crossed over Old Landing Road and struck a State Highway warning sign and a tree before coming to a stop. The driver apparently left his vehicle and fled the scene before police arrived. Troopers say the driver was later identified as Lawrence Cassidy Sr.

Authorities say on Saturday, Cassidy collapsed at his home and was unable to be revived by EMS. He was then pronounced dead at approximately 10:37 AM. According to DSP, an autopsy by the Delaware Medical Examiner's office revealed that Cassidy died as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash.

It is unknown at this time if impairment is a factor in this case. This incident remains under investigation by the DSP Collision Reconstruction Unit.
 


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