Authorities ID pedestrian killed in Tahoe collision
December 15, 2016
The pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle while jaywalking across Lake Tahoe Boulevard Saturday has been identified.
Robert Parks, a 32-year-old resident of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, was the pedestrian, Jake Groen, a detective with the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, confirmed Wednesday.
According to police, Parks was running across Lake Tahoe Boulevard when he was hit by a Toyota Prius, which was driven by a 33-year-old man from San Jose, California, around 11:23 p.m. Saturday.
The scene of the collision was approximately 100 yards away from a marked crosswalk at Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Carson Avenue.
Parks was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital where he underwent surgery and died.
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The driver has cooperated with law enforcement in its investigation, and neither alcohol nor other drugs are suspected of playing a role.
An autopsy on Parks has yet to be performed and the case is still under investigation, according to Groen.