ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Child dies after falling off trailer before Mandan parade

Authorities identified the 6-year-old who died during the Fourth of July event preparations as Mabel Askay of Ventura, California. A GoFundMe account has been set up.

msum fireworks 2005
Forum File Photo
We are part of The Trust Project.

MANDAN, N.D. — A young child died Monday in Mandan after falling off a Fourth of July parade trailer, police said in a news release.

Mabel Askay of Ventura, California, was on the trailer as parade entrants drove toward the staging area for the Independence Day event slated to begin around 10 a.m. Monday.

An hour before the parade’s start, the 6-year-old girl fell off the trailer, which ran her over on Longspur Trail Southeast, the release said.

Mabel was taken to a hospital, where she later died.

It is unclear which parade entry was involved in the incident, but the girl was part of the group riding the trailer. Police are still investigating the death.

ADVERTISEMENT

A GoFundMe account has been set up to raise money for Mabel's family.

April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
What to read next
Between 2007 and 2021, official refugee resettlement numbers in North Dakota went from a high of 563 in 2014 to a low of 19 in 2021, according to data provided by the North Dakota Department of Human Services following an information request.
North Central Granite spent two hours fixing nearly a dozen gravestones that had been damaged by vandals.
Tammy Longie, along with her husband Erich Longie Jr., were both sentenced to life in prison following the murder of a 5-year-old, abuse of other children
Mund, a former Miss America titleholder and recent Harvard Law School graduate, spoke to Forum News Service about her views on today's most pressing political issues as she hopes to make the ballot as an independent for U.S. House of Representatives