DUQUESNE, Pa. - The medical examiner has identified the man who was killed in a crash late Sunday night near his apartment building in Duquesne.
Authorities said 41-year-old Parrish Parker had just left his apartment to pick up his kids when he was hit around 9:30 p.m. at an intersection of North Second Street and Duquesne Boulevard.
Investigators told Channel 11’s Dave Bondy that a car slammed into Parker’s Grand Am, forcing him to crash into his own apartment building.
Parker’s daughter, Justice Parker-Dulin, said she saw her father hours before the crash.
“I gave him the biggest hug and told him I loved him,” Parker-Dulin said.
She said when she first found out about the crash, she worried her younger brothers were with her father at the time.
“I found out that they were still there with my mom when it happened. That’s where he was going. It was a sigh of relief that my brother’s weren’t in there, too,” Parker-Dulin said.
Investigators told Bondy it’s believed speed and alcohol played a role in the crash.
“That’s ridiculous. There’s no way he should have been driving that fast to be able to hit someone like that,” Parker-Dulin said.
Detectives also said they plan on pulling the black box from the car to determine how fast it was going at the point of impact.
The driver of the car who hit Parker was taken to an area hospital. His name and condition haven’t been released.