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**Updated** Inglewood Teen Markeis Parish dies in hit-&-run

city of inglewoodSeventeen year old Markeis Parish of Inglewood, CA was killed Saturday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver witnesses say who was traveling over 80mph.  The car was found abandoned in Inglewood, CA near Spinning Ave and Imperial Hwy. 

**Update the family is seeking donations to cover burial costs.  If you would like to donate please make all donations to his mom Lawanna Mcclelland 323-757-6659 or drop by 1333 w 106th st. la,ca 90044**

Parish was at the intersection of 78th Pl and Crenshaw Blvd, not even two blocks from his home, when after stepping off the curb, he was struck.  The impact threw him close to a block away.  His two friends with him were unharmed.

A resident of District 1 and student at Inglewood High School, Parish was due to become a senior this fall.  His loss is felt throughout his neighborhood as his parents are respected through the community for every year they help decorate the street with Christmas decorations.

According to those who knew Parish, he was a great basketball player and loved by many.

According to media reports, the Mercedes-Benz was found within an hour of the crash about two miles away at Spinning Avenue and Imperial Highway. The vehicle was vacant, and had not been reported stolen — there was no driver description, but officers were hopeful that the registration would lead them to the driver.

The accident is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Witnesses are asked to please contact LAPD South Traffic Detectives at (323) 421-2500 or (323)421-2540.

RIP Markeis.


2 Responses so far.

  1. Since the car was found in Inglewood, is there any word if the IPD is involved in any way in the investigation?

    • UrbanGirl says:

      Not that I am aware of. If you can recall from the video footage provided by KCAL9, the residents complain about that strip of Crenshaw to no avail since both LA and Inglewood politicians play volleyball looking to deflect responsibility for making that part of the street safer. Perhaps we need to speak with Bernard Parks or his upcoming replacement?

      Perhaps the residents can petition for those flashing intersections like at Arbor Vitae and Walnut St in Inglewood. Those lights are powered by solar energy so it would bear a minimal cost for installation.

      Urban Girl

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