Truck Hits Parade Float; Injures Several Children

Seal of the Crow Nation
Seal of the Crow Nation

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Officials say several third-graders were injured in Crow Agency when a pickup truck hit the float they were riding on before a parade meant to celebrate Native American Week.

Crow School Principal Gene Grose says the pickup hit a decorated flatbed carrying about forty students Thursday morning. Witnesses say they think the pickup was traveling at about 35 mph.

The Billings Gazette reports that four ambulances, along with school buses, took the injured children to a Crow Agency hospital. Grose says they were treated for minor "bumps and bruises." It's unclear exactly how many students were injured.

The principal says the parade, along with a feast for parents and a mini-powwow planned for the day, were canceled because "there are too many traumatized kids and adults."

The Bureau of Indian Affairs police department in Crow Agency is investigating.

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