Updated: Malvern Man Killed in Newtown Square Crash Monday

Joseph Coffey, 42, of Willistown Township, was father of five Great Valley students.

Update: Newtown Police have identified the driver who died in the crash as Joseph Coffey, 42, of Willistown Township. Coffey was the father of five children in Great Valley School District. The district on Tuesday sent a letter to parents explaining the situation and offering instructions on how to help children deal with grief.

Original story continues below.

A 42-year-old Malvern man was killed in a vehicle crash in Newtown Square Monday night, according to various media reports.

Marple Newtown Patch reported Monday night that a Cadillac Escalade had crashed around 8:45 p.m., :

The man's name has not yet been released. He was the driver of the vehicle and no one else was involved in the crash, according to Newtown Township Police.

The SUV was heading westbound on Goshen Road near Crum Creek Lane, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and rolled several times, ejecting the driver from the vehicle, according to

Philly.com reported Wednesday that the driver was a Malvern resident, though his name has still not been released.

Trish Dudas April 12, 2012 at 01:44 AM
We will miss you a lot your in are prayers forever God is with forever and always<3
Trish Dudas April 12, 2012 at 01:57 AM
This is actually a post from my 9 year old daughter, Annie. God bless her too!
Pete Kennedy (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Two updates: 1-Memorial services info is available http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/philly/obituary.aspx?n=joseph-j-coffey&pid=156947452&fhid=4453 2-A Mealtrain (friends and neighbors providing meals) has been set up to help his family, but is pretty well booked: http://www.mealtrain.com/?id=mhjig3ykoa6t
jack April 13, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Very very sad. My sincere condolence to the Coffey family. That curve really needs some improvement to avoid any more tragedies like this. Not sure if this is the right time to say this, was he wearing seat-belt? If he were not ejected from the car, the results may be different.
Gina April 13, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Our condolences tomthe entire Coffey family. God watch over his five children and give his wife the strength she needs for all of them. The Grays
john April 13, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Hello, thats why you wear a seatbelt. Terrible. What a bad decision by this guy.
linuxdood April 13, 2012 at 09:05 PM
@john give it a rest you pompous ass
Evan Richman April 13, 2012 at 10:56 PM
@john.....what is understood doesn't need to be said....it was obviosuly and is always a poor decision to not wear a seatbelt but you do not have to state the obvious when everyone is well aware of it and there are many people who are grieving over this loss of a man's life
Gina April 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Turtle347 April 15, 2012 at 01:56 AM
@linuxdood. Exactly.
Heather Fiedler April 16, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Many people have asked me- "what can I do" For those within our GV Community or anyone else who wishes to help the family by Remembering our Dear Friend, The Coffey Family Fund has been set up at TD Bank. This will help with some immediate daily expenses as well as Sports enrollment for the children. Donations may be made at ANY TD bank location or checks may be mailed to TD Bank at 131 West Lancaster Avenue Paoli, PA 19301
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