ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – One of the victims in Saturday’s motorcycle crash has died, friends tell Fort Wayne’s NBC.
Friends and fellow members of the Fort Wayne chapter of the American Veterans Motorcycle club say Rocky Parker Sr. was involved in the crash at the intersection of Ferguson Road and S. Anthony Boulevard Saturday afternoon.
He along with two others were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
A close friend of Rocky Parker Sr. says he started the Fort Wayne chapter of the American Veterans Motorcycle club years ago, and has been an active member ever since.
Eric ‘Chevy’ Schevenious says he’s known Parker Sr. for about 15 years, and says the truck driver and veteran was always someone who could put a smile on your face.
“He’d keep you laughing all day long. Practical jokes. He’d do anything for anybody. He was just that way. He’d give you the shirt off his back,” Schevenious said.
Fellow bikers say Parker died doing something that he loved, and that’s all they can ask for.
In their leader’s absence, the biker club says they’ll keep the group alive to honor his legacy.
The on-call coroner tells Fort Wayne’s NBC one person has died, but could not release the identity at this time.
On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Department said a group of motorcycles were driving together when one bike had mechanical issues.
That bike went into the guardrail, spun out and ended up taking out one of the other motorcycles in the pack, the officer said at the time.
Source NBC FT WAYNE