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1 dead, 1 hurt after crash in Florida

U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch hug after a truck drove into a crowd of people during a Pride parade in Wilton Manors near Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.

One person was killed and another was seriously injured after a pickup truck slammed into the crowd at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida on Saturday night, officials said. 

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who was at the Stonewall Pride Parade event, along with U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch, confirmed the incident on Twitter and said the driver was in custody.

"I’m lucky to be safe," Fried tweeted. "All of us here all praying for them and their families."

One victim was hospitalized while the other died of injuries, authorities said, according to the Associated Press. 

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department did not immediately respond to USA TODAY's request for comment. It wasn't immediately known if the driver acted intentionally.




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