WEST PLAINS -- Cory Lee Parrish, 19, of Koshkonong, Mo. was killed in a one-vehicle accident, May 12 at 5:47 a.m. in West Plains.
Reports say that Parrish was driving a 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck north on U.S. 63 bypass when it ran off the east side of the road and struck a light pole at the intersection of K Highway and U.S. 63.
Policeman Bryan Brauer with the West Plains Police Department said the cause of the accident is unknown. Brauer said there were no pre-impact skid marks and that it appeared Parrish was wearing a seat belt at the time of the impact.
Parish was a 2006 graduate of Bakersfield High School. Brauer said Parrish worked at Bruce Hardwood Floors in West Plains.
He is survived by his parents, Jack and Teresa Parish of Koshkonong; one brother, Kyle Parish; one sister, Danielle Cotter and husband Dustin, of Caulfield, Mo.; his nephew, Dawson Cotter; paternal grandfather, Jack Parrish, St. Joseph, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Burl Lee and Janet Roberts, Caulfield, Mo.; paternal great-grandmother, Thelma Smith, Kansas City, Mo.; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his special friend, Carlissa Turner, Caulfield, Mo.
Funeral services were held May 15 in the Bakersfield High School gymnasium.