Benton Township Supervisor Kevin White has died as a result of injuries he suffered on the job for the Michigan Department of Transportation. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says White was working along the side of I-94 near the 33 mile marker when a semi lost two tires, with one hitting the 48-year-old just after 7 this morning. White died after being rushed to Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.
“MDOT is grieving the loss of one of our own today,” said MDOT Director Paul C. Ajegba. “Like everyone building and maintaining our roads, Kevin performed vital work for the public good. Our hearts go out to his loved ones and co-workers.”
The semi driver is a 29-year-old man from the Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming, who is cooperating with the investigation. Police say alcohol, drugs, and speed don’t appear to have been factors in the crash. White had been the Benton Township Supervisor since 2015.