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11-year-old girl dies after being hit by pickup truck during Raleigh Christmas Parade; 20-year-old driver faces multiple charges

A man is facing multiple charges in connection with a crash that killed a young girl during Raleigh's Christmas parade Saturday morning, police said.

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Raleigh Christmas Parade was canceled on Saturday morning after a tragic turn of events led to a girl's death, according to a report from WRAL.

Around 10:25 a.m., the parade was paused as police and medical personnel responded to the intersection of Hillsborough Street and Boylan Avenue.

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An out-of-control pickup truck hit a girl performing with CC & Company Dance Complex, a group that has performed in the parade in the past. The girl was taken to the hospital, where she died from her injuries. The girl's name was not released.

The Raleigh Police Department said 20-year-old Landen Christopher Glass was arrested and charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, careless and reckless, improper equipment, unsafe movement, and carrying a firearm in a parade.

WCNC Charlotte is choosing not to use the suspect's mugshot because he currently does not pose a threat to the public.

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WCNC will only air or post a mugshot if the person has been formally charged with a crime and in a few other cases. The exceptions include: If it appears the person could be a danger to themselves or others or if they are wanted by authorities; to differentiate between people with a common name; if the photos could encourage more victims to come forward. The news-editorial leadership may also decide to use a mugshot based on the severity of the crime(s) committed and/or the level of public interest in the crime and ensuing criminal proceedings.


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