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2 people were hit and 1 was killed by a truck during a pride parade in Florida


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  • A truck struck 2 people during a pride parade in Wilton Manors, Fla. On Saturday.

  • One person was killed, while the other is in critical condition.

  • The incident appears to have been an accident.

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Two people were struck by a white pickup truck during the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors, Fla. On Saturday. One of the people has died and the other remains hospitalized, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said.

The incident appears to have been an accident rather than a targeted attack.

The driver, who is in custody, was overheard telling police it was an accident, according to the Local 10 News reporter. Ian Margol.

In one video shared by Margol, the driver also appeared to be wearing a shirt with the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus logo on it.

Police have yet to release details of the incident, but an official briefed on the investigation told CBS4 initial findings indicated it was an accident. The driver told police he lost control of the truck after his foot got caught between the accelerator pedal and the brake, the official said.

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, who was in attendance at the parade, previously said CNB 6 the incident was a “terrorist attack on the LGBT community”. Fort Lauderdale is close to Wilton Manors, which is part of the greater Miami metropolitan area.

Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz was driving a car which was almost hit by the truck driver. Wasserman Schultz said in a Tweeter that she and her staff are “thankfully safe”.

“I am deeply moved and devastated that one life has been lost and others seriously injured,” she said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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