Pedestrian struck by vehicle one block from vigil for Katherine Parker

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Family and friends of 28-year-old Katherine Parker gathered near the scene of Thursday's accident that claimed her life to light candles and write messages of love and sympathy.

Police say Parker was crossing Central Avenue at the intersection crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle traveling in the westbound lane. The driver, 68-year-old Corine Edwards of Albany, was not injured during the incident.

She was treated at the scene by firefighters for several injuries and taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital where she later died.

Parker leaves behind one child, 10-year-old Za'veyon, who is now staying with Parker's parents and receiving the support of her friends

As parker's loved ones were embracing and sharing their memories with NEWS10, the unthinkable happened.

Another tragedy was unfolding just one block away. In the middle of the candlelight vigil, a 43-year-old man was struck by a minivan while crossing Central Avenue near the intersection with Watervliet Avenue.

The force of the impact crushed part of the vehicles windshield, and knocked off the pedestrian's gloves.

He was rushed to the hospital by ambulance while police began questioning an eyewitness. Two car-pedestrian accidents in two days, just one block apart.

His condition is unknown, and NEWS10 will keep you updated.

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