The driver of the van said he was part of a proud parade by Wilton Manors Stone, but he was suddenly speeding when he attacked the victims, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis told WSVN-TV.
The play takes place at Wilton Manors, north of Fort Lauderdale.
Authorities said one of the victims died at the hospital with injuries and the other was admitted to hospital.
The driver of the van was arrested.
Mayor Trentalis said he believed the act was intentional and that it was an attack on the LGBT community.
It was intentional, Did he announce?
Photos and video of the scene show Debbie Wassmann Schultz, the Democratic representative in the United States, in tears as she is in a changeable position during the march.
In a statement Saturday night, Debbie Wassmann Schultz said she was safe, but
Deep shock and devastation at the loss of a life.
I am so sorry for what happened at this celebration, Said.
We were at the start of the parade, from Fort Lauderdale High School, Observer Christina Curie told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Suddenly there was a sharp revival of a truck and an accident through the fence. This is certainly a deliberate act across traffic lanes.
Wilton Manors police said the march was canceled Saturday night
Although authorities are still gathering information, we know two people were attacked by a vehicle to celebrate inclusion and equality.Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony said in a statement.
The tragedy happened a few feet away from me and my team (from the Brew Sheriff’s Office) and we are devastated to have witnessed this horrific incident.
June is a proud month to commemorate the June 1969 police attack on the Stonewall Hotel in New York City, which led to an uprising and a boost to the gay rights movement.
With information from the Associated Press