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Child dies after being hit by out-of-control truck during Raleigh Christmas Parade: PoliceBy Amanda Caroline • November 20, 2022 • 44
The child was dancing in the Raleigh Christmas Parade, officials said.
A child died after she was struck by an out-of-control truck towing a float during a Christmas parade in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday, police said.
The driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle around 10:14 a.m., before striking the girl at a low rate of speed, police said.
"Despite life-saving efforts by medical personnel, the child died as a result of her injuries," police said in a statement. "No other parade participants or spectators were injured in this incident."
The driver of the truck, identified as 20-year-old Landen Christopher Glass, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, careless and reckless driving, improper equipment, unsafe movement and carrying a firearm in a parade, police said.
The girl was dancing with the troupe CC & Co. Dance Complex when she was hit, according to Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin.
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