Not less than three folks had been killed and dozens of others had been injured Monday morning when the Amtrak prepare on its inaugural run derailed over an interstate close to Tacoma, Washington.
Willhoite has labored at Pierce Transit since 2008 and was an IT customer support help specialist, the group stated on Tuesday.
“He has all the time been deeply appreciated and admired by his colleagues, and performed an vital function at our company. He might be sincerely missed,” Pierce Transit stated.
He was additionally a long-time member of All Aboard Washington, a rail advocacy group “devoted to selling the advance of rail transportation providers within the Pacific Northwest.” Willhoite, alongside along with his spouse and mom, managed a lot of the group’s membership renewals, president Harvey Bowen advised BuzzFeed Information on Tuesday.