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Police patrol car hits, kills pedestrian in York County

Written by Staff Report/York Daily Record | Dec 1, 2016 6:13 AM
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A pedestrian was reportedly struck and killed last Wednesday night. Gordon Rago, York Daily Record

(Undated) -- Delores Sheffer was watching "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" on television Wednesday night when she heard a bump outside.

"It was such a big bump," she said.

She jumped up right away and looked outside. She saw a police car in the middle of North George Street in East Manchester Township.

"I saw somebody laying there right at the end of our driveway," she said.

The call went out from York County 911 at 10:25 p.m. of a pedestrian struck in the 4200 block of North George Street. Within an hour, Pennsylvania State Police troopers and detectives were on the scene, as well as the coroner and a Northeastern Regional officer.

That was just the beginning.

Sheffer said "more and more police started to arrive" until there was a line of emergency vehicles as far as she could see. She watched from inside her home as more than a dozen police officers worked.

The area in question is residential on one side of the busy thoroughfare and commercial on the other, with a McDonald's, stores and other restaurants in the strip mall.

Jihad Wade had just got off work and stopped by the McDonald's on North George Street when he heard about the crash.

He said most people in this part of York County are close and know each other. People frequently walk this stretch of North George Street to go to and from getting food from places like Sheetz, said Wade, of nearby Mount Wolf.

Wade noted that the roads Wednesday night were slick. He came out to watch state police investigate the person struck call. Investigators were spending a great deal of time around a dark colored Ford sedan with municipal plates.

"I was hoping it was someone I didn't know," he said.


Emergency responders are on the scene where a person was struck on North George Street in East Manchester Township. (Photo: Gordon Rago, York Daily Record)

 

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