Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-06-19 22:51:33 –
Wilton Manors, Florida — At least one person has died and another is recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car participating in the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade in the Miami area.
“We know that two individuals marching to celebrate inclusion and equality were attacked by a vehicle,” according to a statement from Broward County.
Witnesses explained that the pickup truck driver acted as if it were part of the parade, suddenly accelerating and colliding with the victim. Investigators have not determined if the crash was intentional.
The driver was detained. I don’t know if the driver will be charged on Saturday night.
“This tragedy happened at the feet of me and my BSO team, and we are devastating to witness this horrific incident,” said a statement from Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony.
“Our prayers are with the victims and their families. Be sure to hug your loved ones tonight.”
The parade was canceled after the crash to respect the victims and allow police to initiate a thorough investigation.