Sadly, TamaraTattles.com is the first to investigate the death of Vicki Gunvalson’s children’s half brother Parker Wolfsmith. According to Radar Online,just last month Vicki Gunvalson opened up about her first marriage to Michael Wolfsmith who she married at age 21. Despite a marriage that Vicki has described as abusive, she had her two children with Wolfsmith, Michael Jr. and Briana. Tragically, a son of Wolfsmith’s from a subsequent relationship was killed on May 31. Parker Wolfsmith died at age 14 after being hit by a train. Parker was laid to rest in Kane County Illinois on June 6th.
“Welcome back this week. Sorry I’ve been skipping a few weeks here and there -– life seems to be too busy to sit down and write anything. Unfortunately, we had a death in the family two weeks ago which rocked all of our worlds. Mike and Briana’s 14-year-old half-brother was killed in a terrible accident in southern Illinois, so please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. “
Eerily, according to Radar Online, Vicki opted to give an interview to Star Magazine about her 1983 marriage just two weeks before the inexplicable death of Parker. Vicki allegedly claimed Wolfsmith was abusive and an alcoholic. ROL also claims that Michael said of his namesake, “He’s a loser. He hasn’t been a part of our lives for years.” However, Tamaratattles.com can find no such story on Star Magazine online. Perhaps it is only in the print version?
The best media report I can find regarding what happened is from The Beacon-News:
A teenager was killed by a passing freight train Saturday night in Maple Park.
Maple Park Police Chief Mike Acosta said 14-year old Parker Wolfsmith of Maple Park was walking near the Liberty Street railroad crossing north of Main Street at about 9:30 p.m. when he was hit by a Union Pacific freight train.
Police officials said the teen was pronounced dead at the scene.
Acosta said first responders arrived on the scene after receiving a 911 call. Parker, 14, attended Kaneland Harter Middle School.
The police chief said the youngster was visiting at the home of a friend who lives near the railroad crossing.
“We are investigating why Parker went from the yard of the friend’s home to the train tracks,” Acosta said.
Acosta on Monday could not as yet verify whether the kids were playing a train game that is trending with youth, where kids try to get as close as they can to a moving train to take a selfie on their smart phones.
“It’s like playing a game of chicken for the kids. They like to feel the power of the train and the wind rushing by,” Acosta said. “We are looking to see if this was a factor in the accident.”
Police have ruled out foul play and suicide as a cause of Parker’s death.
What a sad, sad story. TamaraTattles.com extends deepest sympathies to the Wolfsmith family and Vicki Gunvalson. Yet ANOTHER reason to hate this whole cell phone addiction.