updated 9/28/2009 11:56:55 AM ET 2009-09-28T15:56:55

A western Pennsylvania man trying to parallel park a minivan killed his identical twin brother, who was trying to guide him into the space.

Bethlehem police say 56-year-old Thomas Willgruber was outside the van helping his brother park when Timothy Willgruber lost control and pinned him against an SUV on Saturday afternoon. Thomas Willgruber died later that night at a hospital.

Police say Timothy Willgruber failed a field sobriety test. Police are considering charges against him, including drunken driving.

''Alcohol played a role, but how much, we don't know,'' Bethlehem police Capt. Dave Kravatz told The Morning Call newspaper.

Thomas Willgruber's wife, Nancy, calls it a "freak accident." She told "The Morning Call" that "it's not the right time to worry about blame."

Relatives say the twins were best friends who rarely went a day without talking.

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