Veteran reporter Richard Cabeza dies in freak accident
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE
October 28, 2013
It is with great sadness and deep regret we inform you that longtime crime desk reporter, Richard Cabeza, has passed away at the age of 53. Cabeza died due to injuries sustained when his car collided with a train just off Route 30. The accident happened at 10:13pm on Monday, October 28, as Mr. Cabeza was believed to be following up on a story.
Inspector Sean O’ Byrne of the Lancaster PD stated that it appeared that Mr. Cabeza “stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake and accelerated in front of a moving train. There is no sign of foul play and we have taken blood samples to determine if alcohol involved.”
Mr. Cabeza had worked at the Lancaster Times for the last 35 years. Starting at the paper at 17, he worked his way up from the mail room to the crime desk. Newsroom editor and friend Keith O’ Brien said, “Dick was the reporter’s reporter. He was born to do this, always honest, always tough and always looking for the answers. He was a great reporter and a good friend. It is not going to be the same without him.”
The newspaper was Mr. Cabeza’s family.
With deep regret, Brendan O’Carroll.