July 22, 2001 Parade Float Accident
Associated Press Archive
July 22, 2001
Boy, 15, dies under wheels of a parade float carrying country line dancers
Dateline: FAIRBANKS, Alaska
Article Text:A 15-year-old boy died beneath the wheels of a parade float carrying country line dancers after he tried to climb on board, authorities said. Rescue workers responding to the accident Saturday on the route of the Golden Days parade were unable to revive the boy, identified as David Lee Truex of Fairbanks. The dance group was being pulled on the back of a tractor-trailer rig. Scores of bystanders along the parade route witnessed the accident.
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