Court date set for man accused in Raleigh Christmas parade tragedy

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Monday, April 10, 2023
Court date set for Landen Glass
He is facing numerous charges in the Raleigh parade tragedy including involuntary manslaughter.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The man facing charges for the deadly Raleigh Christmas parade tragedy is heading back to court.

Landen Glass, 20, is facing involuntary manslaughter among other charges.

He's accused of hitting and killing 11-year-old Hailey Brooks as she was performing at the parade.

Police say Glass lost control of his brakes as he was driving a truck and pulling a parade float.

Previously ABC11 found he was charged numerous times for state law vehicle violations in Virginia.

Glass is currently on house arrest right now in Virginia and is being electronically monitored.

Just last week lawmakers filed a bill in the General Assembly hoping to prevent a similar tragedy.

The Shine Like Hailey Act would set new rules for those participating in parades.

It would require proof of a vehicle safety inspection by law enforcement and verification of a valid driver's license.

A month before the tragic accident Glass received a ticket for failure to inspect a vehicle.

ABC11 tried to speak to his attorney who appeared for Glass in an administrative hearing on Monday. He declined to comment about the case.

Glass' case is scheduled for the middle of next month.