Editor's Note:This article was updated at 11 a.m. when it was confirmed that the man died of injuries sustained in the accident.
A Southbury man who was involved in a on Route 67 Friday morning died the following day at Yale-New Haven Hospital, according to a hospital spokesman.
Edward Casey, Jr., 62, had a medical condition that caused him to cross over the center line of a slippery Route 67 as he was heading southbound toward Seymour near Old State Road No. 1 a little before 8:30 a.m. Friday, police said. He had a medical issue that caused him to pass out; his BMW sport utility vehicle veered out of the lane and struck a Honda Pilot driven by Nancy Paul, 44, also of Southbury, who was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital, police said.
Casey, of 85 S. Fawn Ridge Court, was conscious and talking to police following the accident, police said. But he died on Saturday at Yale-New Haven, hospital spokesman Mark D’Antonio confirmed for Oxford Patch on Tuesday. The office of the state Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that the cause of death was multiple blunt traumatic injuries sustained as a result of a motor vehicle accident.
After the accident, it actually appeared that Paul, of 76 N. Fawn Ridge Court, suffered worse injuries. Oxford firefighters spent 25 minutes cutting the roof off of Paul's Honda Pilot to extricate Paul, whose leg was trapped underneath the dashboard of the car.
Funeral arrangements for Casey could not be confirmed as of Tuesday.