Oregon boy killed after falling off parade float on birthdayUpdated on July 16, 2017 at 4:43 PM Posted on July 16, 2017 at 4:35 PM
By The Associated Press
BAKER CITY — Police say an Oregon boy is dead after falling off a parade float on his seventh birthday.
Dylan Thomas was riding on the float Saturday as part of the Miner's Jubilee Parade in Baker City, a celebration of northeastern Oregon's mining history.
Investigators said he was struck by the rear wheels of a commercial vehicle.
The police department said it appears to have been an accident, but the Baker County Major Crime Team, along with patrol units from the Baker County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police and Baker City Police Department were investigating.
Authorities said chaplains and mental health workers were available to counsel those who witnessed or were otherwise affected by the death.
--The Associated Press
Our Government Total Lack Of Ignorance Caused This Death.
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Most Government Localities lack " lack clear planning procedures and rules for parades" So why does so many Government and Insurance companies try so hard to prevent our cause from saving lives?
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Boy killed in accident at Baker City paradeKTVB 8:21 PM. MDT July 16, 2017
BAKER CITY, Ore. - A seven-year-old Baker City boy has died after an accident that took place Saturday during the Miner's Jubilee Parade.
The Baker City Police Department said in a news release that at 11:17 a.m. Pacific Time, the boy fell off a float and was struck by the rear wheels of a commercial vehicle.
On Sunday the boy was identified as Dylan Thomas. It was the boy's seventh birthday, officials said.
The police department said that all indications are that this was a tragic accident, but the Baker Co. Major Crime Team, Baker Co. Sheriff's Office patrol units, Oregon State Police and Baker City Police are working with Baker County District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff to investigate the incident.
Baker County public safety chaplains and mental health workers from New Directions Northwest also responded to the scene. They remain available to help those who witnessed or were otherwise affected by the death.