88-year-old man dies nine days after being hit while walking dog
An 88-year-old man died Friday, nine days after he was struck by a pickup truck in Hallam.
Borough resident John Smeltzer died at WellSpan York Hospital as a result of injuries he received May 3 as he crossed West Market Street while walking his dog.
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Smeltzer was in a crosswalk just before 5:30 p.m. when he was struck by a 2017 Chevy Silverado that pulled out from Lee Street and turned left onto Market Street, according to a report from the York County Coroner’s Office.
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An autopsy completed Tuesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown revealed Smeltzer died because of the blunt force head trauma he received when he was struck.