Bensalem Police identify driver of car that caused fatal crash

Richard McCausland has been arrested

Bensalem Police responded to the 1700 block of Hulmeville Road at 6 a.m. yesterday for the report of a deceased male lying on the side of the roadway. During the investigation, numerous vehicle parts were discovered at the scene and it was determined that the victim, Timothy McGuire, was struck and killed by a hit and run driver.

The vehicle was then identified as a 2016-2019 “Alien Green” Kia Soul using the vehicle parts left at the scene. The information was posted on social media and broadcast by local media channels. Numerous tips came in immediately and the vehicle was recovered at a location in Bensalem Township.

During the investigation, it was determined that Richard McCausland was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. McCausland was operating the vehicle over the posted speed limit and he also had a suspended drivers licence.

McCausland was arrested on charges including Homicide by Vehicle, Aggravated Assault by Vehicle, Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury While Not Properly Licensed, Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury and Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed.

He was arraigned by District Justice Wagner and sent to the Bucks County Correctional Facility on 10 percent of $500,000 bail.