Parker Lang

Man hit by car in Mill Creek dies; was Jackson High grad, 18

MILL CREEK — A man who was hit by a car in Mill Creek last week has died.

Parker M. Lang, 18, of Bothell, suffered fatal head injuries, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. He died Friday at a hospital.

The accident occurred March 9 in the 16900 block of Bothell-Everett Highway. Detectives say Lang may have been crossing the road. His name was released by the medical examiner on Wednesday.

Lang graduated from Jackson High School in 2015 and was taking college classes online, according to his family. He worked at Mud Bay, a pet supply store in Mill Creek. He dreamed of becoming a doctor like his older brother. He also graduated from the Washington Youth Academy, a six-month military-style program at the Washington State Military Department in Bremerton, an experience that helped him stay on track in school.

His organs were donated.

Lang’s family on Wednesday said they were awaiting the final police reports to find out what happened.

A memorial service is planned for 6 p.m. Friday at the Seed Church in Lynnwood.

A Mill Creek investigator continues to review and reconstruct the crash, city spokeswoman Kelly Chelin said. Although the case remains open, detectives believe darkness, heavy rain and wind were factors.

Police do not expect to seek criminal charges against the driver, a 16-year-old Mill Creek boy. Neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected as factors.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com.

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