DURING THIS TIME OF HOLIDAY CHEER WE RECEIVED SOME HORRIFIC NEWS AT 11PM FRIDAY NIGHT. A CO-WORKER OF MY HUSBAND'S SON WAS KILLED TONIGHT IN WHAT WAS TO BE A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION. I CAN NOT EVEN IMAGINE WHAT THE FAMILY MUST BE GOING THROUGH AT THIS TIME. I ASK THAT IN THE HUSTLE OF THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, IF YOU CAN TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY A PRAY FOR THIS FAMILY
Child hit by parade float at Plant City Christmas celebration
Last Update: 10:44 pm
(Photography by Lee Maguire) PLANT CITY -- Police in Plant City are investigating an accident where a child was run over by a parade float. It happened at the Plant City Christmas Parade near the intersection of South Collins Street and East Laura Street.
According to officials the 9-year-old Jordan Davis Hays of Lake Panasoffkee was walking alongside the float, passing out candy when he tripped and fell under the float sponsored by the Greater Heights Family Worship Center. According to police he was hit by the float twice as witnesses tried to alert the boys' cousin, Ricky Carlton, who was driving the float.
The boy was transported to South Florida Baptist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.