Coroner: Crash survivor, 33, commits ...

Coroner: Crash survivor, 33, commits suicide in S.C.

There are 23 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Feb 20, 2009, titled Coroner: Crash survivor, 33, commits suicide in S.C.. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

LIBERTY, S.C. The man who drove his van into a frigid Transylvania County pond last month, killing his wife and two children, committed suicide while surrounded by family photos, according to a county coroner.

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James Cassara

Hickory, NC

#1 Feb 21, 2009
A simply horrible tragedy all the way around. Were I to suffer the loss this poor man did I cannot say in honesty I wouldn't do the same. None of us can fully imagine the depth of his devastation.

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#2 Feb 21, 2009
Hopefully it was depression that killed this man and not guilt. At least this family will be together now. God bless the children.
Truthful

AOL

#5 Feb 21, 2009
May this young man rest in peace. Such a sad tragedy for the whole family and I am sure for the relatives left behind.
local

Hickory, NC

#6 Feb 21, 2009
How very sad.

There are so many instances when medical problems cause serious tragedies.

That poor, poor man.
tink2

Boiling Springs, SC

#8 Feb 21, 2009
So sad, I would not be able to live without my family either.

I don't think for a minute that he intentionally hurt his family. And I think the pain of all that loss and being the only one left alive was too much to bear.May he find peace and be with his family again.

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#11 Feb 21, 2009
tink2 wrote:
So sad, I would not be able to live without my family either.
I don't think for a minute that he intentionally hurt his family. And I think the pain of all that loss and being the only one left alive was too much to bear.May he find peace and be with his family again.
I hope you're right. We all want peace ultimately for ourselves and out lived ones. Hopefully he will fine it now.
Whatever

Morganton, NC

#12 Feb 21, 2009
At the time of the incidents the media reports and statements from authorities all but said it was not an accident. If he didn't kill his family, the media and authorities killed him. Either situation is tragic.
tink2

Boiling Springs, SC

#13 Feb 21, 2009
WNCNATIVE wrote:
<quoted text> I hope you're right. We all want peace ultimately for ourselves and out lived ones. Hopefully he will fine it now.
I just had no problem believing what happened in the accident. My mother had similar problems before her diagnosis of diabetes. She would just fall out and had a similar accident. She ended up in a river. Never knew how or what happened. Just conscious one minute and the next your not. She has since learned the pre signs of a possible black out but in the early stages was clueless.

This sounded like a very loving family . Of course the possibility was there but it just didn't seem to be one of those cases.

And now that he has killed himself I have even less thoughts that he had intentionally hurt his family. Those kind of people are too self absorbed to off themselves. The believe they will get away with what they've done and enjoy the freedom they killed for.
Its Like This

Waterloo, Canada

#14 Feb 21, 2009
The accident report was set to go public either yesterday or today.

I hope that a medical condition was the reason for this most unfortunate crash and not anything else.

I only wish he hd sought counseling because I'm sure this isn't what his wife would have wanted.
Rose55

Eddyville, KY

#15 Feb 21, 2009
Just a sad, sad story all the way around. I hope he is with his family now and that their extended family will be able to cope with such a huge loss. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#16 Feb 21, 2009
tink2 wrote:
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I just had no problem believing what happened in the accident. My mother had similar problems before her diagnosis of diabetes. She would just fall out and had a similar accident. She ended up in a river. Never knew how or what happened. Just conscious one minute and the next your not. She has since learned the pre signs of a possible black out but in the early stages was clueless.
This sounded like a very loving family . Of course the possibility was there but it just didn't seem to be one of those cases.
And now that he has killed himself I have even less thoughts that he had intentionally hurt his family. Those kind of people are too self absorbed to off themselves. The believe they will get away with what they've done and enjoy the freedom they killed for.
I didnt realize he was diabetic. The biggest part that caused confusion for me was why the mother and other kids didnt make it out. Maybe they were injured severely in the accident. I havent seen any reports to the contrary so its possible.
SISTERSEVEN

Candler, NC

#17 Feb 21, 2009
I hope he has now found peace... Tragedy all the way around. Oh, yeah, and MAD DOG, you are an idiot!
What

Denver, NC

#18 Feb 21, 2009
The local news of Liberty reported this:

Following an autopsy Friday morning, Boseman confirmed the cause of death was a combination of carbon monoxide poisoning and an overdose of prescription medications.

**I do not see how any of us could possibly judge this man. Who knows what meds. he had or even how regular amounts of those meds. were affecting him.
From everything I have read, I believe that he was an additional casualty of this horrible accident.
LawnMowingQueen

Candler, NC

#20 Feb 21, 2009
May he be reunited with his family in Heaven and
have eternal peace being with the Lord.
Whatever

Morganton, NC

#21 Feb 21, 2009
Sounds like it happened exactly like the poor man said. Sad.
tink2

Boiling Springs, SC

#22 Feb 21, 2009
WNCNATIVE wrote:
<quoted text> I didnt realize he was diabetic. The biggest part that caused confusion for me was why the mother and other kids didnt make it out. Maybe they were injured severely in the accident. I havent seen any reports to the contrary so its possible.
I don't know if he is diabetic. My mother is and had the same symptoms as this man. I was just saying I can see it happening if he had been having dizziness in the days before the accident.

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#23 Feb 21, 2009
tink2 wrote:
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I don't know if he is diabetic. My mother is and had the same symptoms as this man. I was just saying I can see it happening if he had been having dizziness in the days before the accident.
Gotcha..
sumihi

Dillon, SC

#24 Feb 21, 2009
Has anyone ever heard of survior's guilt? Where the one who survies fells guilty for their survival while the others died.
Terri

Cascade, ID

#25 Feb 21, 2009
WNCNATIVE wrote:
Hopefully it was depression that killed this man and not guilt. At least this family will be together now. God bless the children.
Guilt, for what, an accident. Please think before you post a comment such as this.

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#26 Feb 22, 2009
Terri wrote:
<quoted text>Guilt, for what, an accident. Please think before you post a comment such as this.
YES. Why dont you think before you post. Some people have survivors guilt, ya goob. We will NEVER know what happened that night truely.

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