WILTON MANORS (CBSMiami) – The Fort Lauderdale Police Division confirms the motive force who struck two Stonewall Pride Parade participants, killing one, did so unintentionally.
In accordance with FLPD, the 77-year-old driver of the 2011 white Dodge Ram was additionally a participant of the parade in Wilton Manors.
Police mentioned the motive force had illnesses stopping him from strolling the length of the parade, which is why he was chosen to be the lead automobile.
In anticipation of the parade’s begin, police mentioned, the truck unexpectedly accelerated, at which level it struck two pedestrians.
Investigators mentioned the truck continued throughout all lanes of site visitors after hitting the parade-goers, earlier than crashing into the fence of a enterprise within the 1700 block of NE 4 Avenue.
The 77-year-old driver stayed on the scene of the accident, cooperating with police. Officers carried out a DUI discipline take a look at, concluding no indicators of impairment.
Each victims have been rushed to Broward Well being Medical Middle in essential situation. One died shortly after, whereas the opposite is predicted to outlive.
FLPD confirmed the motive force and each victims are members of the Fort Lauderdale Homosexual Males’s Refrain.
No arrests have been made, however the division mentioned it “continues to analyze this incident and won’t be releasing the names of the concerned events as a result of standing of the investigation.”
The Fort Lauderdale Police Division can also be asking anybody who could have witnessed the crash to contact Visitors Murder Investigator Paul Williams at (954) 828-5755, in the event that they haven’t already achieved so.