Police release identity of child who died after falling off parade trailer in Mandan
MANDAN, N.D. (KXNET) — The child who died in the accident on Monday has been identified as Mabel Askay, of Ventura, California.
ORIGINAL STORY: A 6-year-old California girl has died after falling from a trailer that was a part of one of the parade entries in the Mandan 4th of July Parade and was struck by a tire of the trailer around 9 a.m.
According to the Mandan Police Department, the girl was riding on the trailer that was traveling on Longspur Trail SE, en route to the staging areas for the parade.
The girl fell off the DK Orthodontics trailer and was struck by one of the trailer’s tires. She was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
DK Orthodontics posted a message on its Facebook page regarding the situation:
“We would like to thank you all for your messages of concern. We will be honoring and showing respect to the family during this unspeakable tragedy by showing them love and support. The DK family asks for your prayers, support, and privacy for the grieving family.”
The Mandan Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident.