California Department of Transportation

In Memory of Matthew White

Matthew WhiteMatthew Daniel White, 35, a Caltrans District 3 Highway Maintenance Worker, was struck and killed by a vehicle exiting at the Interstate 5 Southbound Elk Grove Blvd. off-ramp on Friday morning, December 14, 2007.

Matt was a second generation Caltrans employee and started his Caltrans career in the fall of 2000 as a Permanent Intermittent (PI) Maintenance Worker for winter snow removal on the Interstate 80 corridor. He was assigned to the Truckee East yard where he worked several winters until he was appointed to a full-time position in June of 2006. Matt also worked several assignments with District 3 Special Crews in Marysville during his PI status. As a full-time employee, Matt was assigned to the Auburn Maintenance Crew. At the time of his death, Matt was on a temporary loan assignment to the Elk Grove Maintenance Crew.

Matt will be remembered as a great person, always smiling and ready to do whatever he was asked in his job. He was an employee who was a “cut above” and loved his job along with those he worked with. He will be missed.

District 3 Director Jody Jones expressed her condolences and said, “District 3 is an extended family and we have lost a brother”.

Matt leaves behind his wife, Elizabeth and children; Edward, Ben, Sabrina and Savana. Matthew’s father, Danny White, is a recently retired Caltrans District 3 employee with over 35 years of state service. Matt is also survived by his mother, Gloria McPherson.

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