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Surveillance video shows moments after deadly incident at Wilton Manors Pride parade

Pickup truck hits 2 people, killing 1 at Stonewall Pride Parade

Surveillance footage shows moments after deadly crash at Wilton Manors pride parade
Surveillance footage shows moments after deadly crash at Wilton Manors pride parade

WILTON MANORS, Fla. – One person is dead and another hospitalized after a man driving a truck struck them on Saturday at the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors.

Newly obtained surveillance video shows a white pickup truck crashing into a fence and mowing down the plants at the Fort Lauderdale Garden Center on Northeast Fourth Avenue near 16th Street.

Seconds earlier, off-camera, the same pickup truck plowed into a crowd of people at the LGBTQ parade in Wilton Manors.

“It was bad,” said Keith Witusik, a mechanic at the Fort Lauderdale Garden Center. “I was like, ‘Oh my God. I can’t believe this is happening.’”

First responders within the crowd quickly helped the two men who were hit, performing CPR.

“Both males were transported to Broward Health Medical Center, where one was later pronounced deceased,” said Detective Ali Adamson with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. “The other male remains in Broward Health Medical Center and is expected to survive.”

Authorities have not named either of the victims yet.

According to Fort Lauderdale police, the elderly driver remained at the scene and has been cooperating with investigators.

A DUI test was conducted on the driver at the scene, and police said he showed no signs of impairment.


2 hit by truck, 1 killed at Pride parade in Wilton Manors

About the Author:

Madeleine Wright is a general assignment reporter for Local 10 News. She joined the team in March 2017.