North Carolina police identify 20-year-old driver of truck that hit girl during Christmas parade

A 20-year-old driver who allegedly lost control of a truck that struck and killed a girl attending a Christmas parade in Raleigh, North Carolina, was identified by police later in the evening.

The truck was pulling a float that was in a parade behind the girls with the CC & Company Dance Complex.

The driver was identified as Landon Christopher Glass, 20. He was arrested for motor vehicle, reckless and reckless, improper equipment, unsafe movement, and carrying a firearm in a parade.

Raleigh Christmas parade halted, girl killed after being hit by vehicle

Landon Christopher Glass, 20, was arrested and charged with wrongful death by a motor vehicle, reckless and negligent, improper equipment, unsafe movement, and carrying a firearm in a parade.

Landon Christopher Glass, 20, was arrested and charged with wrongful death by a motor vehicle, reckless and negligent, improper equipment, unsafe movement, and carrying a firearm in a parade.
(Raleigh Police Department)

A woman who witnessed the accident reported, “The girls kept dancing, and then as the truck passed through them, they separated very quickly. There were other dancers beyond this group. I think we were all thinking that Is it part of the parade?” WRAL-TV.

Witnesses said that Glass was yelling that he could not control the pickup before it crashed.

Raleigh Christmas parade crash: Video of moments before out-of-control truck hits girl

Aerial footage from WTVD shows an out-of-control truck that crashed into a girl at the Raleigh Christmas Parade Saturday.

Aerial footage from WTVD shows an out-of-control truck that crashed into a girl at the Raleigh Christmas Parade Saturday.
(WTVD)

Another person said that he saw the girl lying on the ground covered with a blanket. Others reported hearing screeching tires, screeching and vehicle horns at the time of the crash.

People block a truck during the Raleigh, North Carolina Christmas Parade on Saturday.  A girl was injured in the accident.

People block a truck during the Raleigh, North Carolina Christmas Parade on Saturday. A girl was injured in the accident.
(WTVD)

Fellow dancer Olivia Bruce, 14, told the News & Observer: “We started dancing in the parade and then all of a sudden, we just heard a lot of voices.” “And when we turned back, we saw the truck almost on its back, so we turned,” Bruce said.

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The name of the victim has not been released.

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