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Who Killed Vickie Parks? New Details On The Unsolved Murder Of Georgia Woman Who Died In A Hit And Run

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Who Killed Vickie Parks? New Details On The Death Of The Georgia Woman In A Hit And Run

Hit and runs are pretty terrible crimes. To hit a human with a vehicle and then just move on is reprehensible. According to the AAA, more than one hit and run crash happens every minute in the U.S. There have been an average of 682,000 hit and run crashes each year since 2006. These accidents resulted in 2,049 deaths in 2016, the most recent year that AAA has data for. That is a 60% increase since 2009. Macon, Georgia resident Vickie Parks is one of the victims of 2019's hit and run statistics. She was run down in January 2019. Who killed Vickie Parks?

1. A pickup truck hit her

Early in the morning on Tuesday, January 15th, 62-year-old Vickie Parks was struck by a pickup truck. The impact killed her. Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones pronounced her dead at 2:19am. She lived in a boarding house not far from the scene. She was walking on the street when she was hit around 1:40am by a white Ford F-150 pickup truck from the late 1990s or early 2000s. The truck left the scene. It has a damaged front grill from the impact. 

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2. She was trying to get help

According to her daughter Rachel Latham, Vickie Parks had run out of the house she lived in trying to flag down help for a domestic dispute. Investigators report that surveillance video shows that in the dim light of the early morning hours there was no way the driver of the pickup truck could see her until the last second and there was no way the driver could avoid her. Nonetheless, what would have been a tragic accident — but accident with not much legal consequence — has become a felony since the driver left the scene of the crime.

3. She never met a stranger

Vickie Park's daughter Rachel said that her mother was the kind of woman who never met a stranger. She was friendly, loved to talk and could talk to anyone. Rachel hopes that whomever struck and killed her mother and then fled the scene is brought to justice. It won't bring her mother back, but it will give her family some closure.

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4. No leads

Bibb County Sheriff's investigators closed the street where Vickie Parks was hit and killed for two hours as they gathered evidence. Anyone with any information about the crash is urged to call 478-751-7500. Anonymous tips can also be made to Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 877-68-CRIME.

Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.