Janel Parrish’s Father-in-Law Killed by Drunk Driver 2 Weeks Before Wedding

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Janel Parrish and Chris Long‘s wedding day should’ve been filled with nothing but joy, but it was sadly bittersweet. Two weeks before the nuptials, the Pretty Little Liars alum’s father-in-law, Herbert “Buck” Long, was tragically killed by a drunk driver.

“A few weeks ago, we got the awful news that my now father in law was tragically killed by a drunk driver on his beloved Sunday motorcycle ride,” the 29-year-old actress revealed on Instagram on September 22. “Words can’t explain the feeling of losing someone to something so senseless… something that could have been prevented.”

The Perfectionists star also encouraged her followers to donate to the Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization and included a link to a memorial page for Buck.

She continued, “Please read about his life, and if you’re moved by his story, help donate to MADD to help make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else. Link in my bio. Love you Buck.”

According to the donation page, the 74-year-old was killed instantly on Sunday, August 26, after an 18-year-old drunk driver hit him head on. The perpetrator fled the scene and tried to hide in a ravine, but was eventually found by police.

Our thoughts are with Janel, Chris and the rest of the Long family at this difficult time.