DELAWARE COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — An unidentified Big Walnut Local Schools student was critically injured during the BWLSD Homecoming Parade Friday night after he was run over by a float in Delaware County.

The 11-year-old boy was struck around 6:50 p.m. by a float during the parade on North Miller Drive in Sunbury, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol.


According to reports, the boy was on-foot parallel with a Ford F350, which was hauling a float on a trailer, when the boy fell and was run over by the tires on the trailer, OSHP said.

The boy was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

“Earlier this evening, during the homecoming parade, one of our students was seriously injured and has been transported to the hospital,” Big Walnut superintendent Ryan Mclane said in a voicemail sent to district families, reports 10TV.

“If you re so inclined, please send positive vibes his way,” Mclane said in the message.

Alcohol is not considered a factor in the incident.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Delaware County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 174,214. Its county seat is Delaware, Ohio. The county was formed in 1808 from Franklin County, Ohio. Both the county and its seat are named after the Delaware Indian tribe – Wikipedia.

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