Autopsy results for Bristol man killed in car crash to take six to eight weeks

Published on Thursday, 13 February 2020 17:27


BRISTOL - Autopsy results for a man killed after a car crash on Broad Street this week will not be available for at least a month and a half.

Police are still investigating the circumstances of the accident that killed Bristol resident David Sidelinger, 56, on Tuesday.

A representative of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Thursday said the results from Sidelinger’s autopsy are “pending further studies.” The results will likely not be conclusive for another six to eight weeks.

According to police, the 56-year-old was driving a Ford Focus on Tuesday, around 9:22 a.m., when he left the road and struck a utility pole in the area of 575 Broad St. 

Sidelinger was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was the only person in the car.

Police have previously said they had not ruled out the possibility that Sidelinger suffered a medical emergency during the accident. They have also said there were no preliminary signs that intoxication played a role.

The police department’s Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash. 

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Thursday, 13 February 2020 17:27. Updated: Thursday, 13 February 2020 17:29.