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Boy Falls From Parade Float, Is Run Over by Dad

No charges laid in Tennessee
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2019 9:45 AM CST

(Newser) – The Christmas parade had just wrapped up when a boy fell out of a trailer packed with kids and into the path of its tires. Rowan Frensley, 7, was run over, though the truck pulling the trailer—driven by his own father—was driving slowly as it prepared to unload passengers in a school parking lot in Mount Juliet, Tenn., around 12:30pm Saturday, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol. Rowan was later pronounced dead at a medical center. "It's the hardest thing I [have] ever been through," a man who was in the truck with the father, 44-year-old Art Frensley, tells the Tennessean. Amid the heartbreak, nearly $90,000 has been raised for the family on Facebook and GoFundMe. People reports no charges have been filed. (This parade produced a hero.)

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