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Parents of boy killed by parade float thank supporters

September 7, 2018

WINDSOR, Colo. (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old boy who died after being struck by a float during a Labor Day parade in northern Colorado are thanking people from around the world for supporting them.

In a video statement with his wife, Jimmy Zerby said Brycen Zerby woke up so excited to be a part of their church’s float in Monday’s parade in Windsor.

He expressed his family’s sympathy for people who witnessed the accident. He said his son wouldn’t want his death to be such a source of pain and encouraged people to honor him by being “generous beyond reason”, play hard and seek Jesus with a child’s faith.

A funeral service is planned for Friday at 3 p.m. in Greeley. Brycen will be buried Saturday in Canon City, where he used to live.

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