update - fatal pedestrian struck investigation: 1600 block of State Street

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On Tuesday January 24th 2023, at about 6:00 pm, the Harrisburg Police responded to the 1600 block of State Street for a report of a pedestrian struck. Upon the arrival of officers they located an adult female that had been struck by multiple vehicles. The female was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition, and later died as a result of their injuries. The Harrisburg Police Traffic Safety Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation. The preliminary investigation indicates that the female entered into the eastbound lanes of the 1600 block of State Street, where she was struck by multiple vehicles. The drivers of the striking units were interviewed by officers, and the investigation is ongoing at this time. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Harrisburg Police at 717-558-6900. Tips and information can also be submitted via the CRIMEWATCH website. 

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The Harrisburg Police are attempting to speak to a potential witness, who's vehicle is seen in an attached image. 

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On Thursday January 26th the Dauphin County Coroner's Office ruled the manner of death in this incident as a suicide. Both video and eyewitness evidence indicated that the adult female killed had intentionally entered into the roadway and laid down in front of traffic. The Harrisburg Police are still seeking any additional eyewitnesses, and ask anyone with any information to contact a member of the Traffic Safety Unit, at 717-558-6900. 

Below are various resources for anyone having thoughts of suicide, or for someone worried about another person believed to be considering suicide:

Dauphin County Crisis Interventionhttps://harrisburgpa.gov/crisis-intervention-program/

National Suicide and Crisis Lifelinehttps://988lifeline.org/

PA Suicide Prevention Taskforcehttps://www.dhs.pa.gov/Services/Assistance/Pages/Suicide-Prevention.aspx

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 6:00pm

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hc-23-004441

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