Coroner releases cause of death of 5-year-old killed in Christmas parade



By Live 5 Web Staff | December 13, 2019 at 4:19 PM EST - Updated December 13 at 5:33 PM

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The coroner has released the cause of death of a 5-year-old who was killed in an accident during a Christmas parade in Bluffton.

Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen said Ameer Frazier’s cause of death is blunt force trauma to the head.

The accident involved a parade float and Frazier who was being dropped off in the Red Ceder Elementary School parking lot, according to Bluffton Police Captain Joe Babiewicz.

Frazier was taken to the hospital after the parade, where he died.

No charges have been filed in the case.

On Thursday evening, family and friends came together for a vigil to remember Frazier.

Family members say they were surprised by the amount of support they have received from people since the accident happened.



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 In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers  Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone! 

We demand an answer...what series of events led up to this child getting killed?

Let us make this very clear - - No National Safety Best Practice For Any Hayride Or Parades!  Period.

In fact it is illegal to have people on a moving trailer......read the manual.


" What is so ironic about parade safety is that just about every float in a parade is erected or built on top of a utility trailer, and every utility trailer manufacturer will list a Warning in bold letters that usually says, “Do not transport people on your trailer. Besides putting their lives at risk, the transport of people on a trailer is illegal.”  Yes in most states it’s also illegal to transport people in a utility trailer, but local officials will turn a blind eye during a parade. "