Bicyclist Hit, Killed By Vehicle on Boot Road

Kirsten Higley, 32, was fatally injured in the crash Monday morning.

A 32-year-old bicyclist was hit and killed by a vehicle on Boot Road in West Goshen Township Monday morning, according to West Goshen Police. The accident happened around 6:44 a.m. near the intersection with Mary Jane Lane, just west of Route 202. 

According to police, Kirsten Higley, of Exton, was struck by a vehicle driven by Susan McClain, 54, of Downingtown. Higley died a short time later at Paoli Hospital.

McClain was not injured in the crash and has been cooperating with the investigation, according to police.

West Goshen Police were assisted at the scene by West Whiteland Police Department, Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police and Goshen Fire Department.

Police are investigating the crash and are asking anyone with relevant information to contact the department's Traffic Safety Division at 610-696-7400.

Lou January 22, 2013 at 03:30 AM
I am appalled at how callus this conversation is! CLSB, you clearly have nothing better to do with your time! You’re arguing with Will over what was clearly a very terrible comment on Sue’s part. You’re writing back and forth to people who have misspelled words! You’re calling people that you have enraged idiots! Who are you? What kind of a person does this? We are talking about a person here that lost her life! A person you don’t even know! So why are you even involved in this discussion at all? Who has this much time to comment on something that has nothing to do with them? You are making it appear to everyone that you have no compassion! Same goes for Sue for that matter.
Lou January 22, 2013 at 03:30 AM
Kirsten was a great friend! I am completely devastated that this happened. She has traveled that road everyday that she has to work, to and from, for about 6 years now. There are no surprises on that road that she was unaware of. She always traveled with traffic and always on the shoulder. I am very familiar with her bike. It had the proper reflectors and lights on it. She never crossed out of a side street into traffic. It was just a straight run for her. I drive the same stretch of road to the same place of work and have passed her many times over the years without hitting her. This was her only mode of transportation. If there was a bike path or a bike trail that led directly to work, of course she would have used it. She had just as much a right to be on the road as any driver does. This is a horrible accident! None of us are ever going to know exactly who did what and how the entire incident went down. It’s something that’s going to bother me forever. I’m going to miss her terribly!
Dustin January 22, 2013 at 04:17 AM
Thank you Lou. This article that everyone is commenting on is about a young girl who died today. Have some respect! The PRIDE of commenting back and forth to prove your point and to show everyone that your opinion is right........ is WRONG. God bless Kirsten, her family and friends.
Mary January 22, 2013 at 04:18 AM
People should also not drive drunk...or near drunk!!!!!!! Especially not 1st thing in the morning!
Carol Lee Wadsworth January 22, 2013 at 04:30 AM
will, My name is Carol Wadsworth from Grove United Methodist Church with respect and i know that you felt that you were helpless but you payed your respect and Prayed for her with a Caring Heart but God is watching over all his people with respect and all of you are Prayed for and Cared for by God Prayers from all of us at Grove Church Prayerfuly Carol Wadsworth


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