Coroner: Drive Off Sands Casino Parking Deck was a Suicide

Robert Jamison, 21, of Lower Macungie, plunged seven-stories to his death in his car.

Updated 4:35 p.m.

The death of a man who drove his car off of the seventh floor of the Sands Bethlehem Casino parking deck has been ruled a suicide, according to the Lehigh County Coroner's Office.

The dead man has been identified as Robert Jamison, 21, of Lower Macungie Township. According to his Facebook page, he was a 2007 graduate of Emmaus Area High School.

Security officials at the Sands would not allow a reporter near the scene of the accident and said a news release would be issued later. Casino security also had First Street blocked off behind the casino and the parking deck.

City police and firefighters also responded to the scene. So far there has been no release from police or the casino on the incident.

According to the Breaking News Network alert, the car landed between 50 and 75 feet away from the building. The incident happened at about 9:15 a.m.

Jamison was initially taken to St. Luke’s Hospital in Fountain Hill, according to this report on The Morning Call website.

Mary Anne Looby May 31, 2011 at 07:42 PM
Sadly, this is what happens. May he rest in peace.


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