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Crash That Killed 1 At Wilton Manors LGBTQ Pride Parade Was An Accident, Police Say

(John McCall/South Florida Sun Sentinel)
The South Florida Sun Sentinel
Mourners embrace before a vigil ceremony to honor the person killed during Saturday’s LGBTQ Pride parade in Wilton Manors at Sunshine Cathedral in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday.

A truck plowed through a crowd at an LGBTQ Pride parade Saturday night, killing one person and injuring another — but the 77-year-old man behind the wheel did not intend to hurt a soul, police say.

The man was physically unable to walk in the parade, so his truck was chosen as the lead vehicle. Police say he was inching forward when he accelerated unexpectedly, hitting two pedestrians.

The driver knew both men who were hit. All three were members of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus.

Read more from our news partner at the South Florida Sun Sentinel.