Fox2Now reports that Shelby Dickson died Saturday evening after being run over by a parade float. The accident occurred during the Lebanon’s Fireman’s Parade.
The exact accident scene was at West St. Louis Street and Myer Street. Authorities say she had jumped off the float and then fell under the it when she tried to get back on.
Fox2Now says she died later at a St. Louis Hospital.
All of us at Illinois Accident Report are deeply saddened by this loss of life. Nothing can console the friends and family affected by such a terrible tragedy. We send condolences to all those involved.
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