KAYSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – The Kaysville July 4th parade was canceled after an 8-year-old girl was struck and killed by a parade vehicle during the event on Monday.
The girl has now been identified as Macie Hill. Police originally reported the girl was 12 years old.
The girl was performing with her dance company at the time of the fatal crash and was participating in the parade route. Her family says Macie fell off the parade float she was performing on and was run over by the float vehicle.
Kaysville Police said the auto-ped crash left the girl in critical condition. After she was transported to a local hospital for injury treatment, her family confirmed the girl later died due to her injuries.
The crash happened near 175 South Main about 45 minutes after the parade started around 10 a.m.
Roads in the area were closed as authorities investigated the scene.
“This is a tragic event and our hearts go out to the child’s family,” officials say. “We will continue to release updates as we gather further information.”
A GoFundMe campaign has since been created for the girl’s family.