Assoc. News Editor
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.
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.