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June 25, 2011

Alaska Pride Parade Canceled After Fatal Crash: Tragic

by Accidental Bear

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A gay pride parade in downtown Anchorage on Saturday was canceled after a convertible carrying the grand marshal fatally struck a man, authorities said.

Anchorage police Lt. Dave Parker said James L. Crump, 50, was killed while participating in the Celebrating Diversity Parade. He said the car accelerated and ran over the man just minutes after the parade scheduled for 11 a.m. started.

Officers “immediately started CPR, but were not able to revive him,” Parker said. “He was declared deceased at the scene.”

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