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UPDATE: Nazareth Grad Killed in Chester County Pedestrian Accident

Joseph M. Pietroforte, a 2010 graduate of Nazareth Area High School, was struck by a vehicle and killed Monday night in West Goshen Township, Chester County.

A 21-year-old Nazareth man was killed Monday night in a pedestrian accident in West Goshen Township, Chester County.

Joseph M. Pietroforte, a 2010 graduate of Nazareth Area High School, was struck by a vehicle and killed in the 600 block of S. Bolmar Street, according to the West Goshen Township Police Department.

Police said William Eckel, 80, of Glen Mills, Delaware County, struck the West Chester University student around 5:18 p.m. Monday. Pietroforte was walking to his job at a nearby trucking company, the Daily Local News reports.

The accident is under investigation. Eckel, who was not injured, has been cooperative, according to police.

Pietroforte celebrated his 21st birthday on Saturday. According to his Facebook page, some of which is public, he was a junior at West Chester University and was majoring in criminal justice.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is urged to call the West Goshen Township Police Department at (610) 696-7400.

Holly Hillman November 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Another young life taken away too soon!!
Ben Miller November 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Very sad situation and the Pietroforte family are such nice people. They were among the first to welcome my family and me when we moved into the neighborhood. Earlier this year when I was struggling to hang a shutter, Joey's father saw I was having a hard time and came over to help me. At the time, he was on a ladder outside an older neighbor's house, fixing something for her. I really don't know what to say about what they are going through right now, it's a parent's worst nightmare. I pray that they may find some peace as time goes by. I wish there was more we could do. .

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