[messengers] CHP still looking for vehicle involved in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist

Date: 10 Jun 2011 12:48:13 +0200
From: Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx>


CHP still looking for vehicle involved in hit-and-run that
killed bicyclist

 

By Stephen Baxter

 

Mercury News, June 9, 2011

 

The California Highway Patrol has received some leads and
information about the hit-and-run collision that killed Santa Cruz bike courier Zachary Parke on
Empire Grade Road, but no one has been arrested, said CHP officer Sarah
Jackson.

 

Parke was riding south on Empire Grade near UCSC late
Wednesday morning or early Tuesday morning when he was struck and killed by the
driver of a burgundy Nissan or Infiniti, Jackson
said.

 

"We're working with leads and still encouraging people
to call in," Jackson
said Thursday evening.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call 622-0511 or
796-2160.

 

Parke was a bicycle courier who was starting a business that
sold rock-climbing bags. He was an avid rock climber who often traveled to Yosemite and other climbing spots.

 

"He's hooked into the climbing community," said
family friend Mira Makenna. "He was such a beautiful human being. It's
very, very sad."

 

He is survived by his 32-year-old sister, Elizabeth Parke of
Los Angeles and his mother, April Parke of Santa Cruz.


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