Authorities did not say whether it was an accident.
A man was killed and another injured after two people were struck by a truck during a South Florida gay pride march on Saturday night.
The incident took place at the Stonewall Pride Parade & Street Festival in Wilton Manors, just north of Fort Lauderdale. It happened just before the start of the parade.
“What started as a celebration quickly turned into tragedy during today’s Stonewall Pride Parade,” Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said in a statement. “Although authorities are still collecting information, we do know that two people marching to celebrate inclusion and equality were struck by a vehicle. One person has died and the other remains hospitalized.”
“This tragedy took place a few feet from me and my BSO team, and we are devastated to have witnessed this horrific incident,” added Gregory. “I am proud of all of the local OSIs and first responders who took action, rushed into the unknown and provided immediate care to the victims.”
The two were taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where one was pronounced dead. Authorities said the other man must survive.
Authorities are still investigating whether it was an accident or a deliberate act. The driver was taken into custody for questioning, police said. The truck struck a nearby barrier and came to a stop.
“The investigation is active and we are evaluating all possibilities,” Fort Lauderdale police spokesman Detective Ali Adamson said at a press conference. “Nothing is out of the question at the moment, we have to look at all angles and that’s what we are doing.”
“The FBI is involved in an effort to conduct a full and thorough investigation,” added Adamson.
The vehicle also narrowly missed hitting a convertible that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla was in, reported WPLG.
“I am deeply shaken and devastated that a life was lost and others seriously injured during tonight’s @WiltonManorsCty Stonewall #Pride Parade. My staff, volunteers and I are thankfully safe,” she said. declared. wrote on Twitter.
An emotional Wasserman Schultz, who has represented the 23rd Congressional District since 2013, could be seen making calls and being consoled by staff afterward.
“We are praying for the victims and their loved ones while law enforcement investigates, and I am giving them all I can help,” added Wasserman Schultz. “I am so heartbroken by what happened in this celebration. May the memory of the lost life be a blessing.”
The parade was supposed to start at 7 p.m., but the incident happened just before that. It was canceled after the crash, according to Wilton Manors police, although the festival continued.
ABC News’ Matt Foster and Victor Oquendo contributed to this report.