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Renewed appeal for information into fatal pedestrian crash at Corrimal

Daniel Cassoli. Pictures: Supplied

POLICE have renewed an appeal for information into a fatal pedestrian crash at Corrimal in 2016.

Shortly after 2am on Friday, August 12, 2016, emergency services were called to Memorial Drive, between Railway Street and Towradgi Road, Corrimal, following reports a man was found injured on the road.

Wollongong police found a man with critical injuries. He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and was taken to Wollongong Hospital, where he later died. He has since been formally identified as 48-year-old, Daniel Cassoli.

Detectives established Strike Force Eumung to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Cassoli’s death and are appealing for anyone who may have information to come forward.

In particular, police are interested in speaking with the person who made a call to Triple Zero (000) at 2.10am the day of the incident, asking for an ambulance to attend the scene. Inquiries have revealed the call was made from a payphone in the Berkeley area, about 15km from where the injured man was found.

Investigators have also released images of the clothing Mr Cassoli was wearing the night he died.

The clothing Daniel Cassoli was wearing on the night he died. Pictures: Supplied.

Wollongong Police District Crime Manager, Detective Acting Inspector Jayson Joerdens, urged the community to look at the photos and come forward if they have information that can assist.

“Someone out there knows what happened that night or who made the call for help, so please do the right thing and come forward,” Det Acting Insp Joerdens said.

“Every piece of information, no matter how small, could be the missing piece to the puzzle that could solve this case”.

Investigators are appealing for anyone with information to contact Wollongong Police on (02) 4226 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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