Madison city employee killed in wreck

Kyle Parker (Source: Madison Rotary)
Kyle Parker (Source: Madison Rotary)
Police believe the wreck occurred overnight. (Source: WAFF)
Police believe the wreck occurred overnight. (Source: WAFF)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Madison Mayor Troy Trulock confirmed that a city employee was killed in an overnight wreck.

Officials responded to the scene of a wreck in a ditch off of Zierdt Road in Huntsville at 6 p.m.

There were no witnesses on the scene, but there was one confirmed fatality.

According to city officials, the wreck happened around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers said that there was not a guardrail in the area where the vehicle went off the road and down an embankment.

Police officials later confirmed the identity of the man as Kyle Parker,the Parks & Recreation Department's aquatics director.

City council officials said Parker had not shown up to a scheduled Wednesday morning meeting, something they said was out of character for him.

Parker's family had him officially declared missing around 4 p.m. Wednesday. A search for Parker had been ongoing until the discovery of the wreck site.

His role was an important one in a city with an enthusiastic swimming community and two major high school swimming programs. Parker was the one who made sure kids got to swim in Madison's limited swimming pool space.

Kyle Parker was one of three named Employee of the Year (2012) by the Madison Rotary Club.

Huntsville police are still investigating the wreck.

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