West Seneca highway worker dies after tragic accident on the job

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A longtime West Seneca highway worker has died from injuries he suffered in an accident on the job.

53-year-old Don Schultz set out to clear storm sewer drains along Glenmar Drive on Tuesday.

Schultz was run over by his truck and seriously injured. Schultz succumbed to his injuries Saturday.

Schultz was a father of six. Loved ones are raising money for his family. As of 9 p.m. Saturday night, at least $21,880 was raised.

“He is family. He is one of our family members, and that’s how this highway department is,” said Matthew Stacey, a West Seneca Highway Department worker, who’s known Schultz since he was 15. “At the end of the day, when we punch out, we are family. We represent every single member, and I can guarantee you that he would do the same exact thing for me.”

The Schultz family declined to comment, but the creator of the GoFundMe Page, Matthew Stacey, spoke to News 4.

Stacey said the money will go towards funeral expenses and to help support the Schultz family as well. Stacey also added, saying the passing of Don Schultz is a great loss for West Seneca and for Don’s family.

If you would like to visit Schultz’s GoFundMe page: click here.


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