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66-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck On Park Avenue

Update 3:31 p.m. State College Police are still investigating the incident and have scheduled an autopsy for Friday afternoon. According to the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, Blunschi was a graduate student in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.

Update 11:52 a.m. State College Police identified the victim as 66-year-old State College resident Josef Blunschi and the driver as 68-year-old State College resident Kay Shamalla.

Original Story

A 66-year-old man was killed while crossing the street on Wednesday night on East Park Ave.

State College Police are investigating the fatal pedestrian crash, which occurred at 6:50 p.m. at the intersection of McKee Street. The man was pronounced dead after being transported to Mt. Nittany Medical Center. As the police have yet to notify next of kin, the name of the deceased man has not been released.

East Park Ave. was closed between Allen Street and Shortlidge Road while the scene was processed. There were no other reported injuries at the scene.  Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call the State College Police at 814-234-7150.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available. 

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