The Associated Press reports:
The driver who slammed into spectators at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one person and seriously injuring another, did so accidentally, local officials said Sunday.
Saturday’s crash at the Wilton Manors Stonewall Pride Parade initially drew speculation, including from the mayor of nearby Fort Lauderdale, that it was a hate crime directed at the gay community.
The driver and the victims were a part of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus family, a small 25-member group of mostly older men.
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The driver who slammed into spectators at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one person and seriously injuring another, did so accidentally, local officials and the leader of one of the groups involved in the parade said Sunday.https://t.co/unCcYNmgrJ
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) June 20, 2021
My statement following yesterday’s events in Wilton Manors is below.
I want to thank our first responders for their efforts as police and medical personnel immediately attended to the scene. pic.twitter.com/lahwAQPO3C
— Mayor Dean J. Trantalis (@DeanTrantalis) June 20, 2021
Someone has left flowers where the incident occurred. One person was killed, another injured. Police have yet to release their identities. @wsvn #Pride #WiltonManors #FortLauderdale pic.twitter.com/tcoKMUs2vU
— Andrew Scheinthal (@AScheinthalWSVN) June 20, 2021
Surveillance video shows a white pickup truck crashing through a fence and driving over several plants at the Fort Lauderdale Garden Center on NE 4th Ave. near NE 16th St. Seconds earlier, the vehicle hit two men at the pride parade, killing one and injuring the other. pic.twitter.com/H5Y1Nlf276
— Madeleine Wright (@MWrightWPLG) June 20, 2021