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Boy dies as parade float runs over him

Dec. 3, 2006 at 4:06 PM   |   Comments

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A 9-year-old New Hampshire boy was killed after falling from a Boy Scout parade float that then ran over him.

The unidentified boy was seated along the side of the float -- a decorated flatbed trailer pulled by a red Chevrolet pickup truck -- with his feet dangling from the side, witness James Collins told The Portsmouth (N.H.) Herald.

He fell just as the holiday parade started.

The float -- which featured a banner reading, "Daniel Webster Council, Scouting for Food, Boy Scouts Pack 166" -- had no railing, the newspaper said.

Portsmouth Police Chief Michael Magnant called the fatality "a terrible tragedy."

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