Fatal Crash Investigation


The Kennett Township Police are investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred in the 300 block of Kennett Pike Chadds Ford on July 21, 2018.  At approximately 2:10 pm, emergency personnel responded to the area of 323 Kennett Pike, for a three vehicle crash.

William Reeves, age 70 from Coatesville, Pennsylvania was traveling north on Kennett Pike in a 2006 Dodge Caravan. Reeves vehicle was struck by a 2007 Jeep Liberty operated by Jake Galante age 19 of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. Witnesses reported that the vehicle operated by Galante, sideswiped another north bound vehicle before traveling into the oncoming lane striking William Reeves vehicle head on.

Reeves was pronounced deceased on the scene, Galante was treated at Jennersville Hospital for minor injuries. Joseph Roman driver of the vehicle that was sideswiped and his passenger Carol Roman of Asbury New Jersey were not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.  The Kennett Township Police were assisted by Chester County Serious Crash Investigation Team, Longwood Fire Department, Longwood EMS, and the Chester County Coroner’s Office.  Information related to this incident can be directed to the Kennett Township Police Department at 610-388.2874 or KTPD@kennett.pa.us

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Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 2:10pm

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323 Kennett Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317