Five-year-old South Carolina Boy is Killed in Float Crash at Christmas Parade in School Parking Lot

A five-year-old boy riding on a float in a Christmas parade in South Carolina died after being injured in a parking lot where the vehicles stopped at the end of the route.

Ameer Frazier died at a hospital shortly after he was hurt Saturday at the Bluffton Christmas Parade, Beaufort County Deputy Coroner Debbie Youmans said.

The boy was being dropped off at the Red Cedar Elementary School parking lot at the end of the parade route when he was fatally injured, police said.

Investigators are still talking to witnesses to figure out exactly what happened, Bluffton Police Chief Chris Chapmond said in a statement. So far, no charges are expected to be filed, reported WSAV.

‘Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ameer and to those who witnessed the accident. This is an accident that can only be described as tragic and unimaginable,’ Chapmond said.

An autopsy is planned for Tuesday to determine the child’s exact cause and manner of death, authorities said.

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Source: Daily Mail