Police: West Goshen Township Supervisor Struck, Killed By Truck - KMSP-TV

Police: West Goshen Township Supervisor Struck, Killed By Truck At ShopRite

Posted: Updated:
WEST GOSHEN, Pa. -

A deadly accident at ShopRite on West Chester Pike in West Goshen claimed the life of 77-year-old Robert White, a long time West Goshen government official, on Wednesday.

"It was devastating," said Town Manager Casey Lalonde. White had been with the township since 1980. Most recently. he was elected to a 6th term as Township Supervisor and had held that position since 1992. Before that he served on the Planning Commission.

"For that much of a dedicated life of volunteer service to any municipality really shows his character," said Lalonde.

Investigators say White went to ShopRite around 12:30 Wednesday afternoon on his lunch break to get food. He was leaving the store when he was hit. He was pronounced dead at Chester County Hospital.

"A female driver of a pickup truck came through the parking lot in reverse and struck him and then went through the store wall," said Captain Gregory Stone with West Goshen Police.

White's neighbors on Woodview Lane are also saddened by the loss.

"When I heard I just said that's close to home and I hoped it was no one I knew. When I saw it was him my heart sunk a bit," said Josh Jaquette.

Maury and Trudy Caron have lived near White 35 years.

"We were both quite shocked. We know life does come to an end but unfortunately it happened to quickly. No goodbyes," said Trudy Caron. Her husband Maury said, "Robert has been a wonderful person. He's kept us up to date on everything. I just can't speak highly enough of him."

White is also a Navy Veteran and neighbors say a retired dentist.

Investigators say at this point it appears to be a terrible accident. The woman driver is cooperating and gave a statement. The District Attorney is working with Traffic Safety on the investigation.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Philly's Courtney Lapresi Wins MasterChef

    Philly's Courtney Lapresi Wins MasterChef

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:39:08 GMT
    Congratulations to Courtney Lapresi, 25 who is now the MasterChef!  (PHOTO: FOX BROADCASTING)Congratulations to Courtney Lapresi, 25 who is now the MasterChef! (PHOTO: FOX BROADCASTING)
    Congrats to our own Philly girl who is now the MasterChef!
    Congrats to our own Philly girl who is now the MasterChef!
  • Police: Man Kills Daughter's Boyfriend Climbing In Window

    Police: Man Kills Daughter's Boyfriend Climbing In Window

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:13:20 GMT

    Philadelphia police say a man shot and killed his daughter's 31-year-old boyfriend after the boyfriend was caught trying to climb into a window.

    Philadelphia police say a man shot and killed his daughter's 31-year-old boyfriend after the boyfriend was caught trying to climb into a window.

  • Trump Plaza Closes Its Doors In Atlantic City

    Trump Plaza Closes Its Doors In Atlantic City

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:58:41 GMT

    Another day, another Atlantic City casino crumbles as Trump Plaza closes its doors early Tuesday. But there's some good news in store for a different A.C. casino.

    Another day, another Atlantic City casino crumbles as Trump Plaza closes its doors early Tuesday. But there's some good news in store for a different A.C. casino.

Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices