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|Wichita Eagle, The (KS) |
July 5, 1985
Edition: CITY EDITION
Section: MAIN NEWS
VEHICLE DEATH KANSAS
A 10-year-old boy was killed Thursday when he was run over by a parade float during a Fourth of July celebration in this Kansas City suburb. Police said Matthew Taylor of Lenexa died shortly before noon at Humana Hospital in Overland Park from injuries suffered in 10:15 a.m. accident.
Taylor was riding on a float carrying members of the Lenexa Lazers swimming team when he and several other youths jumped off to pick up some candy they had dropped, police said. Police said the youth was crushed by the rear wheels of the flatbed trailer on which the float was being pulled.
The group's coach was driving the truck pulling the float, police said. Police said the youngster suffered a fractured skull, broken legs and internal injuries. No charges were expected to be filed against the coach, police said. Memo:
INDEPENDENCE DAY 1985