Man charged weeks after fatal Duquesne accident; victim's mom talks to Channel 11

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DUQUESNE, Pa. —

A mother has spent the past few weeks praying for justice after her son was killed by a suspected drunk driver.  On Thursday night, the man who police said was behind the wheel was charged.

Deborah Parker read the last card his son Parrish Parker, 41, gave her.

“I want to tell you that no matter where I go, where you are, you are always with me, loving and forever loved,” she read.

Parrish Parker was killed earlier this month while on his way to pick up his two boys.

“My son was sitting at a stop sign on North 2nd Street, and this car came out of nowhere, and my son never knew what hit him,” she said.

Police said Jeffrey Hancock was intoxicated and driving recklessly when he slammed into Parrish Parker’s car in Duquesne.

Investigators didn’t arrest Hancock at first, and Deborah Parrish said she called homicide detectives every week.

Detectives filed homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter charges against Hancock Thursday.

“I still don’t know if I’ll ever be the same.  I just hope God gives me the strength to go on,” said Deborah Parker.