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Hanover man, 82, dies days after crash

John Joyce
505-5432/@JohnJoyceYD
  • An 82-year-old Hanover man injured in a crash Saturday died Tuesday after three days in York Hospital's ICU.
  • The coroner's report said the victim suffered a medical event prior to the crash and ran a stop sign.

A Hanover man died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle crash over the weekend in North Codorus Township, the York County Coroner's Office said.

Richard Fissel, 82, 3032 Grandview Road, likely suffered what the coroner's office is calling a medical event prior to the two-vehicle crash, which took place about 4 p.m. at the intersection of Salem and Old Joseph roads, according to the coroner's report. He then continued through a stop sign and into oncoming traffic, resulting in the fatal crash.

The York County Coroner's Office

Fissel was taken to York Hospital, where for the past few days he had been undergoing treatment in the hospital's Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit. He was suffering from multiple injuries, the report said.

On Tuesday evening, Fissel succumbed to those injuries and was pronounced dead at 6:06 pm., according to the report.  The coroner's report lists the cause of death as multi-organ failure resulting from Fissel's coronary artery disease, which was compounded by the injuries he sustained in the crash.

The coroner's office has ruled the death accidental; therefore, no autopsy will be preformed.

— Reach John Joyce atjjoyce2@yorkdispatch.comor on Twitter at @JohnJoyceYD