Woman dies after parade float, car collide

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LAPEER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died and several others have been injured after a modified float carrying people to a parade collided with a car about 60 miles northwest of Detroit.

An older woman driving the car died at the scene Saturday morning after she turned in front of the float on a road in Lapeer County’s Lapeer Township. Her identity hasn’t been released.

Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Jason Parks says that nine people on the float were hurt — two seriously — but other details about their conditions weren’t available.

The Associated Press left a message for Parks.

The truck float, which resembles a steam locomotive but is legal for the road, was heading to the Metamora Days Parade.

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