Critically injured Chesco cyclist dies

Robert Elwood Landis: Charged with DUI and other offenses.
Robert Elwood Landis: Charged with DUI and other offenses.
Posted: April 30, 2013

The Chester County motorcyclist who was critically injured in a collision with a truck operated by an alleged drunken driver Friday night has died, police said Monday.

Liam Crowley, 24, of Chesterbrook, died at Paoli Hospital at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Crowley was driving north on Route 202 near Stanton Avenue at 10:28 p.m. when a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Robert Elwood Landis, 49, made a left turn in front of him. Crowley, who was wearing a helmet, struck the passenger side of the truck, police said.

Police arrested Landis, of West Chester, after he failed a series of field sobriety tests. He was charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended or revoked license for DUI and other related offenses. He was taken to the Chester County prison on a state parole detainer.

Landis pleaded guilty to DUI charges in 2009, 2004, 2002, and twice in 1997. In 2009, he was sentenced to one to three years in jail and ordered to surrender his license and participate in a drug or alcohol treatment program, according to public records.

Lt. William Cahill, spokesman for the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department, said additional charges were expected once the results of Landis' blood-alcohol tests are available.


Contact Mari A. Schaefer at 610-313-8111, mschaefer@phillynews.com or @MariSchaefer on Twitter.

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