Pediatrician dies after being hit by a vehicle while walking in downtown Lancaster


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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) — Lancaster Pediatric Associates pediatrician Dr. Steven Killough died on Friday from injuries he sustained when he was hit by a vehicle while walking in downtown Lancaster, Lancaster Pediatrics shared on its website.

A CRIMEWATCH report posted on Monday, Nov. 15 by the Lancaster Bureau of Police says that on Friday, Oct. 29 around 5:45 p.m., Killough was struck in a hit-and-run crash. Killough was injured in the crash and was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries on Nov. 12.

When the crash occurred, the driver of the vehicle that hit Killough stopped and got out of the vehicle, according to the CRIMEWATCH post. The driver helped Killough out of the roadway, then got back into the vehicle and fled.

The investigation into the incident is still open, and it is being carried out by the Lancaster City Bureau of Police Patrol division and Accident Investigation Team.

The vehicle involved in the crash was a white 2006 GMC Savana work van, and its license plate was caught in surveillance footage, according to the CRIMEWATCH post. A person of interest has been identified, but no charges have been filed as of Nov. 15.

Any people who witnessed the crash and have not yet been identified or spoken with police are asked to contact Lt. Mark Radmore or Officer Ziyi Skatz at 717-735-3301.

According to the Lancaster Pediatrics website, Killough graduated from Brown University and Hahnemann. He joined Lancaster Pediatrics in 1989 and actively supported the community through his involvement in the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, Habitat for Humanity, and St. James Episcopal Church.

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Lancaster Pediatrics staff fondly recall Killough’s musical talent, songs, and poems — especially his “Christmas originals.”

“If you or your child were a patient of Dr. Killough’s, please know that his greatest honor was the privilege of caring for you and that Lancaster Pediatrics is committed to continuing the legacy of dedicated, compassionate, pediatric care that Dr. Killough provided,” the Lancaster Pediatrics website states.

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