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UPDATE: Man Involved in Oxford Route 67 Accident on Friday Dies

Southbury man, 62, dies Saturday at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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. 

Alexander B. C. August 02, 2011 at 11:18 PM
Nothing needs to be done to remove drivers like the man on the road. When you time is up, there is no redemdy, prevention or negotiation. A vehicle is a necessity and no self-righteous nanny is to dictate the morality of someone who needs a car.
Ed Rowland August 03, 2011 at 12:29 AM
No one knows what the medical problem the gentleman had.Let his family mourn.I am so sorry for your loss.And the person that was injured a speedy recovery.
Craig Zac August 03, 2011 at 12:13 PM
... But was it something that should have kept him off the road? I know folks who cant drive due to having seizures that cause them to black out. Hope this wasn't the case.
Johnny Walker August 03, 2011 at 12:23 PM
There is an inherent danger involved with driving. Regardless of how many laws are passed this danger still exists. To suggest that Mr. Casey should have been kept from driving is not feasible. Anyone at any age could suffer a catastrophic medical event while driving and cause a terrible accident like this. More laws will do little to prevent these sort of events.
Craig Zac August 03, 2011 at 12:54 PM
Isnt it already a law? some medical conditions will keep you from driving? Im not saying this is the case in Mr Casey's situation, Im saying IHOPE it wasnt. If he had a condition where he could black out at any time he should have been kept off the road, thats all. If not, well, its something unforseen, like a heart attack or stroke.. sometimes things like this happen and just simply cannot be avoided. Like in the case of Ex Wrestler Randy Savage... But like I said, if he had a known condition and still drove knowing full well he could blank out at anytime, thats a needless gamble and really, really irresponsible.. like drunk driving.
april August 04, 2011 at 01:41 AM
I'm truly sorry for Dr. Casey's family...my thoughts and prayers are with you, and as for all the others commenting, he was a doctor so if he had something wrong with him that he knew he shouldn't be driving then he wouldn't have...just let his family mourn in peace!

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