Community Remembers Boy Killed by Parade Float

6:58 AM, Oct 10, 2012   |    comments
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WYOMING, MICHIGAN - The community of Wyoming, Michigan gathered to mourn the loss of 4-yr-old Jordan Lamrouex, who was killed by a parade float. Mourners released orange balloons in his honor and a donation was set up to help his family.

Officials say Jordan Lamrouex allegedly fell or was pulled under a parade float Friday, a trailer pulled by a tractor. The parade, held in Wyoming, occurred before a football game between Wyoming High School and Grand Rapids Creston High School.

Jimmie Beukema was watching the parade from his yard and says the tragedy changed the mood of the event. He says there was "a lot of crying and screaming."

As many as 1,000 people lined the route for the first parade since Wyoming Park and Wyoming Rogers merged into one high school. There was a moment of silence for the boy at the football game.

WZZM / AP

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