Fatal Hit-And-Run Suspect in Custody

Richard McCausland, 22. Image via Crimewatch.

The Bensalem Township Police Department says tips from the public are the reason it has a suspect in custody after a fatal hit-and-run incident earlier this week.

“Wow!! You folks are amazing. Your tips led us directly to a house in Bensalem where we recovered the vehicle involved in this crash,” the BTPD posted in all caps in a press release. “We have also identified and arrested the driver of the striking vehicle, Richard McCausland.”

Now McCausland, 21, faces one count of homicide by vehicle and related charges. 

(Above) An “Alien Green” Kia Soul, similar to the vehicle involved. (Below) Parts found at the scene, according to police. Image via Crimewatch.

A witness found a body in the street near the intersection of Hulmeville Road and Kings Avenue around 6 a.m. Monday morning, according to authorities.

The victim was later identified as Timothy McGuire, 38. He lived on Ogden Avenue in Bensalem.

Police concluded McGuire was struck at around 2:30 a.m., meaning his body would have been in the street for around three and a half hours. Broken parts of a green vehicle were scattered nearby, giving investigators a lead.

The local community quickly responded with tips to police and an arrest was made within 24 hours.

Authorities say McCausland was speeding with a suspended license at the time. He remains in Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10% of $500,000.