Westwood community comes together following Homecoming parade accident

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SLOAN, Iowa (KCAU) — Westwood families came together to console one another after a boy was critically injured during a homecoming parade in Sloan on Friday.

The Westwood community gathered to at the football field to talk to one another after a boy was seriously hurt during an accident during a Homecoming parade. One person told KCAU 9 the boy, who was a junior high student who participating in football and cross-country, was on a trailer when he fell off. He was then ran over by vehicles driving behind the trailer.

Westwood Schools were celebrating their Homecoming Week and were set to host Hinton for their Homecoming game. However, the game was postponed until Saturday, with kickoff slated for 5 p.m.

KCAU 9 spoke to Woodbury County authorities at the event. They said the boy’s family has been notified and more information will be released at a later time.

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