Friends show support after hit-and-run on Cooper

By David Royer

Weeks after a Cooper Street hit-and-run sent a woman to the hospital, friends are showing their support with a bake sale and benefit concert this month.

Shannon Parker

Friends will hold a bake sale to benefit Shannon Parker from 10 a.m. To 1 p.m. June 23 at Colonial Park United Methodist Church, 5330 Park Ave. A benefit concert for Parker featuring several local musicians is set for June 30 at Newby’s on Highland; the event remained in the planning stage at press time.

Details on these events, and support for friends of Parker, can be found on the Shannon Parker Support Page on Facebook.

The crash, which happened shortly after midnight May 20 near Oliver Street, left Parker, 40, in intensive care, and injured another woman. The driver of the Ford Expedition that hit her sped away after the crash, but Memphis police located the vehicle a few days later.

Adrienne Spates, 28, was charged May 28 with leaving the scene of an accident involving an injury and failure to report an accident.

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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