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USDA Veterinarian Struck Dead Outside Central PA Elementary School

David Blahna and the crosswalk outside Rossmoyne Elementary School.
David Blahna and the crosswalk outside Rossmoyne Elementary School. Photo Credit: Google Maps/LinkedIn- David Blahna

A man was fatally struck outside of a Cumberland County elementary school on Wednesday night, according to police.

Lower Allen Township police were called to a report of a struck pedestrian at the intersection of Rossmoyne Road at Colonial Drive, in front of Rossmoyne Elementary School on Wednesday just before 7 p.m.

EMS and Fire Department were dispatched as well, offering life saving measures, according to police. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

David Blahna, 74, of Mechanicsburg, was later identified as the victim, police say. 

Blahna was a clinic owner and large animal food production veterinarian for over 20 years, according to his LinkedIn.

He was a veterinarian with US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Veterinary Services for many years, as stated on his LinkedIn.

Blahna enjoyed animals and nature, according to his social media.

He is survived by his family and friends.

Funeral and memorial service details have not been released.

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