Driver charged with leaving scene of accident that killed 26-year-old

Published 3:32 pm Monday, June 15, 2015

A man accused of leaving the scene of a traffic accident that resulted in a death was arrested Sunday.

Cornelius Parmer, 32, of Greenville, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

According to Capt. Justin Lovvorn of the Greenville Police Department, Parmer will be charged with a felony for leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in death or a serious injury.

Police are not yet releasing the name of the victim, a 26-year-old woman.

Lovvorn said that the crash occurred at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Bolling Street and Aztec Road.

“When the victim pulled out onto Bolling Street the driver of the truck struck her vehicle on the driver’s side,” Lovvorn said. “The driver of the truck then left the scene on foot.”

The victim and two passengers in the car were all transported to L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital for treatment. The victim was later flown to Baptist Hospital in Montgomery where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities located Parmer at approximately 7:30 a.m. Sunday and took him into custody.

Lovvorn said the investigation of the crash is ongoing, but that alcohol was involved and that speed may have been a factor.

“Sgt. Tommy Anderson is working to reconstruct the accident,” Lovvorn said. “That should be complete in the next several days. We want to be thorough and make sure we understand how the accident happened and all the factors that contributed. Once that’s complete, if warranted more charges will be filed.”