News: Victims, driver identified in Pride Parade crash in Wilton Manors

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Posted: June 23, 2021

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Authorities released additional details regarding Saturday night's fatal crash at the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors.

This is an update to a previous story.

According to WPLG, the man killed in the incident was identified as 75-year-old James Fahy, and the man injured was 67-year-old Jerry Vroegh. Both were from Fort Lauderdale.

The man who was driving the pickup truck involved in the incident was identified as 77-year-old Fred Johnson Jr. of Oakland Park.  All three were members of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus.

Investigators believe the evidence gathered thus far indicates that the crash was accidental.  Johnson was chosen to drive the lead vehicle for the parade since ailments kept him from walking in the event.

Police said the pickup truck unexpectedly accelerated and moved forward as the parade was getting underway, and hit the two men.  Johnson, who was reported to be cooperating with the investigation, called the crash "a horrible accident" and offered his regrets to all those who were impacted.

A DUI test after the incident showed he was not impaired, authorities said.

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