Authorities ID pedestrian killed in Tahoe collision | RecordCourier.com

Authorities ID pedestrian killed in Tahoe collision

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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.

Multiple media outlets described Parks as avid outdoorsman who was reportedly hiking the Pacific Crest Trail — a long distance trail stretching from Mexico to Canada.

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.