A 7-year-old boy was killed Thursday night in an accident involving a vehicle in a Fourth of July parade in Annapolis, police said.

Just after 7 p.m., city police said, the boy fell from a vehicle getting ready to participate in the parade. The vehicle was on Amos Garrett Boulevard, where a queue was forming to enter the parade route, police said in a statement.

The boy was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. No further information was released.

Nick Anderson covers higher education for The Washington Post. He has been a writer and editor at The Post since 2005.