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Mourning for Kevin Chavez: Investigation into the cause of his death is ongoing

Zachary Staab
Assoc. News Editor

Danielle Kreider
News Editor

Kevin Chavez was a sophomore at Millersville University who was studying business administration. He was from Hempfield and he was found dead on Silver Spring Road on Monday, April 8.
Kevin Chavez was a sophomore at Millersville University who was studying business administration. He was from Hempfield and he was found dead on Silver Spring Road on Monday, April 8.

The community is mourning for the loss of Kevin Chavez, a 19-year-old Millersville University student who passed away on Monday, April 8. Motorists discovered Kevin’s body on a road near a silo around 9:30 p.m on the 1500 block of Silver Spring Road in West Hempfield Township. Police say his car was parked nearby and his cell phone was found on top of the silo. In an autopsy conducted on Tuesday, April 9, Lancaster County Coroner Stephen Diamantoni said that Kevin suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Mark Pugliese, West Hempfield police chief, said authorities are still investigating what caused the traumatic injuries. Kevin graduated from Hempfield High School in 2011 and was studying business administration at Millersville University.

A map of the area where Kevin Chavez’s body was found. Two motorists discovered his body and attempted CPR until medical personnel arrived on the scene. An investigation as to the cause of Chavez’s injuries is still underway. As of now two scenarios are plausible; one being a hit-in-run.
A map of the area where Kevin Chavez’s body was found. Two motorists discovered his body and attempted CPR until medical personnel arrived on the scene. An investigation as to the cause of Chavez’s injuries is still underway. As of now two scenarios are plausible; one being a hit-in-run.

An email written by Aminta Hawkins-Breaux, Vice President of Student Affairs, was circulated on Thursday, April 11 to notify Millersville University students about the tragedy. Services were held on Saturday, April 13 at the Christ Lutheran Church, 133 East High Street in Elizabethtown, PA 17022. A viewing was held at the church from 11:00a.m. To 12:45p.m and Holy Communion Service at 1:00 p.m. A luncheon immediately followed the service at the church. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers and gifts that donations be made to the Make-A-Wish foundation in honor of Kevin’s memory.
On behalf of the entire Millersville University community, Breaux wrote, we send our deepest sympoth to Kevin’s family and friends.