RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – 20-year-old Landen Glass appeared in court Thursday and had his case continued until 3 p.m. on March 29.
Glass is accused of driving a pickup that pulled a float in Raleigh’s Christmas Parade that struck and killed 11-year-old Hailey Brooks who was a participant in the parade.
Police said that the “driver of a vehicle in the parade lost control near the intersection of Hillsborough Street at Boylan Avenue. The vehicle then traveled at a low rate of speed striking” Brooks.
The 11-year-old was performing with the CC & Co. Dance Complex team.
Glass is facing charges of:
- Misdemeanor death by motor vehicle
- Reckless driving to endanger
- Improper equipment
- Failure to reduce speed
- Carrying a firearm in a parade
The most severe charges carry a 150-day jail sentence.