Tragic Accident in West Goshen Township
By Captain Justin McClure
February 13, 2018

Just before midnight on Saturday, February 10, Station 51, along Rescue 53 and Good Fellowship EMS, was dispatched to the 1000 block of Pottstown Pike for an accident with entrapment. Calls to Chester County 911 reported a three vehicle accident with persons trapped and serious injuries. Units arrived determined that there were a total of 4 patients, two of which were trapped inside of a vehicle. Unfortunately, two of the subjects succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

Engine 51-2 was released after a short period of time by command. Additional units from the Department assisted the West Goshen Township Police Department with their investigation. Below is a press release from West Goshen Police regarding the incident. The Officers and Members of the First West Chester Fire Company send their condolences to those affected by this tragedy.

West Goshen Township Police Press Release:
On February 10, 2018 at 23:43 hours, the West Goshen Police Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision in the 1000 block of Pottstown Pike. On arrival, two vehicles were located with severe front end damage and blocking both north and south bound travel lanes. A 2018 Volvo S90 was traveling north on Pottstown Pike and crossed into the south bound lanes of traffic and did strike a 2007 maroon Ford Escape head on killing the two adult occupants of the Escape.

The operator of the Volvo was transported to Paoli Hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Roque Rangel-Marmolejo and Maria Rangel-Gutierrez, a married couple from West Chester, were killed as a result of the crash. The collision is being investigated by the West Goshen Township Police Department Traffic Safety Division and anyone with information about the crash is requested to call 484.723.2286 or send an email to

Units: Assistant 51, Engine 51-2