Friday, December 14, 2012

Caltrans Fallen: Matthew Daniel White

Matthew Daniel White

Everyone you pass is someone’s loved one.

On this day, Matthew Daniel White, 35, a Caltrans District 3 (11 Sacramento Valley and Northern Sierra Counties) employee, was struck and killed by a vehicle exiting at the Golden State Freeway (I-5) southbound Elk Grove Blvd. off-ramp on Friday morning, December 14, 2007.

White was in his seventh year as a Caltrans employee and left behind his wife and four children.  White’s father was a 35-year employee of District 3.

Every day, Caltrans maintenance crews work within just a few feet of thousands of vehicles passing by; the job they have is risky, but important to the safety, maintenance, and operation of the California transportation system.  

White and many others like him have lost their lives while working along the roadside.  That’s why we ask for motorists to Slow For the Cone Zone and Move Over. 

Since 1924, 178 Caltrans employees have been killed on the job.  In District 7 (Los Angeles and Ventura counties), 32 have been lost.