Update: Suspect in custody. Fort Lauderdale Police chief states that the tragedy appears to be an accident and not a deliberate attack.
Florida’s Agricultural Commissioner and candidate for Governor Nikki Fried was attending the Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival in Wilton Manors City, just north of Fort Lauderdale.
She tweeted that a truck drove into the crowd of spectators which included herself, striking several people. At least two people are in critical condition. The driver is reportedly in custody.
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis on Saturday night confirmed the crash at the festival, celebrated by Wilton Manors during Pride Month.
The twilight parade, themed “Out of the Darkness, Into the Light” had started from Northeast 21st Court at around 7 p.m.