Three deaths Monday marred a Brooklyn parade celebrating the cultures of the West Indies.
Joseph Donn and Zacehel David, both 11, were dancing behind a Trinidadian music float pulled by a truck driven by Winston Scott. Around 2 p.m., Scott stopped suddenly along the parade route, police said. The driver of the next float, Ashton Gretton, 71, could not stop in time and rolled over the children, police said.
Four others, including two 10-year-old children pinned between the floats, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Scott, 44, was charged with driving with a suspended license.
Two blocks away, around 8 p.m., Kevon Donovan, 18, was run over by the Burning Flames float and was killed. He was startled by someone in the crowd with a yellow snake and stumbled backward, police said. His clothing became caught on the float, an 18-wheel flatbed truck, and he was pulled under it and crushed.