A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania woman was struck and killed by a police SUV at the intersection of 20th Street and Market Street on August 9, 2012, at approximately 8:15 a.m.
Shulena Weldon, 36, lived in the area where she was pronounced dead at the scene. The Harrisburg Police SUV was headed east on Market Street when the fatal Pennsylvania pedestrian accident occurred. The city has called in the Pennsylvania State Police to investigate the accident. State Police Troop H is fielding all inquiries.
Witnesses to the accident said that Weldon may have been running to catch a bus when she ran into the intersection. One of these witnesses was Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick, who was walking north on 20th Street. There was some question as to whether Weldon was preoccupied in some way, perhaps with a cell phone.
Another eyewitness, Sharna Flood, said, “I heard a big boom sound. I stopped initially and looked to my left. I saw papers and belongings flying in the air and I saw an officer’s truck coming to a stop with no lights on . . .” Flood turned her car around and went back to see what had happened. She saw the officer pacing outside his vehicle.
Two blocks of Market Street were closed to all traffic until a little after 12:00 while Hetrick and the state police were conducting investigations. According to those who knew her, Shulena Weldon loved ballet and carried a pair of ballet shoes with her. She was employed in the kitchen at Spring Creek Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. The director of food services there, Tim Shannon said, “She was a wonderful woman who always had a smile on her face.”