A child struck by a float during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Monday in Abbeville has died.

The child, whose name and age have not been released, was struck by a float during the parade around 11:30 a.m., a spokesman for Abbeville Police said.

Witnesses say the child was struck by the vehicle pulling the float after entering the roadway for a piece of candy or throw. No barricades were placed along the roadway during the parade.

The parade was stopped after the child was hit, and then detoured. Witnesses say the mother was on scene but was also watching several other children during the parade.

No other information was released by Abbeville Police.

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