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A Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans turned deadly when a woman was killed after being run over by a parade float. The woman, whose name has not been released by police, was struck by a float from The Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade at the intersection of Magazine and Valence street around 9 p. After the woman was fatally struck, floats in front of the incident continued along the route, while other floats were diverted, with police saying most people chose to stop marching after the accident. The Mystic Krewe of Nyx said its mission is to "unite women of diverse background for fun, friendship, and the merriment of the Mardi Gras season. Police said an autopsy would be performed and once the family is notified, they will release the name of the victim.

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Woman killed in New Orleans during Mardi Gras parade after being hit by float

Stopped on Magazine Street, Tania Roubion sits on top of float 22 where it came to a halt right behind another float that ran over a woman at the Mystic Krewe of Druids parade in New Orleans on Wednesday, February 19, A woman was hit by a Nyx float and killed Wednesday night on Magazine Street.

NOPD investigators closed off the street. The scene near Magazine and Valence streets where a Nyx parade float struck and killed a woman on Wednesday night in New Orleans. A woman was run over by a Krewe of Nyx parade float and killed in New Orleans on Wednesday night, devastating paradegoers and krewe members on what is typically a joyful night to kick off the final week of Mardi Gras. The accident, which occurred sometime around 9 p.

The city's emergency preparedness Twitter account said at p. The accident involved float number 21, a double-decker float decorated with hot air balloons and flowers. Richard Anderson, 42, was visiting from the Monroe area and said it appeared the woman tried to walk between the two sections of the tandem float when she was run over.

She was crossing Magazine Street from the lake side to the river side, Anderson said. Shawn Morris, a Harvey resident, was watching the parade on Magazine Street with two friends. Once the parade stopped for about 30 minutes, he said he walked down Magazine to see what was causing the delay. Walking through crowds "just as you'd expect" for a big parade on a pleasant night, Morris began to see law enforcement and others gathered near the accident.

He described the scene as "gruesome" and "horrible. Morris said parade-goers at the scene told him that the woman tripped over the hitch connecting the tandem float. Shortly after the accident, New Orleans police were on the scene, speaking with the driver of the float's tractor and taking measurements amid shaken onlookers and the detritus of beads and other parade throws.

The float's riders remained on board while the initial parts of the investigation took place. New Orleans officials didn't identify the woman or provide additional details about how the accident may have occurred. Float No. Marching bands and other walking and dancing troupes were re-routed because of the accident.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a news conference near the scene that ending the parade early was the "proper thing to do. On behalf of the entire Krewe of Nyx, along with the city of New Orleans, we offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the individual involved. An all-female krewe, its ridership has grown quickly since its founding in The parade had started just a few blocks away and was following the Ancient Druids on the Uptown route to kick off the final weekend of the Carnival season.

A press clipping in shows a 3-year-old girl was crushed to death by a float on Mardi Gras. And in , a float rider in the Krewe of Endymion parade died when he was hit by a part of a float after he'd gotten off it.

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New Orleans: two people killed by Mardi Gras floats in one week

Stopped on Magazine Street, Tania Roubion sits on top of float 22 where it came to a halt right behind another float that ran over a woman at the Mystic Krewe of Druids parade in New Orleans on Wednesday, February 19, A woman was hit by a Nyx float and killed Wednesday night on Magazine Street. NOPD investigators closed off the street.

A man was hit and killed by a Mardi Gras float in New Orleans on Saturday evening, the second such death in a week. The individual, who was not immediately named, was killed at around 7pm after he appeared to fall underneath a large tandem float during the Krewe of Endymion parade near the city centre. Witness video posted online suggested the man fell at a point in the parade route where there were no barricades to separate onlookers from floats, which often pass close to the roadside.

A woman was hit by a Nyx float and killed Wednesday night on Magazine Street. NOPD investigators closed off the street. A memorial for a woman run over by a Krewe of Nyx parade float has appeared at the corner of Valence and Magazine streets in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Feb.

2nd person struck and killed this week by Mardi Gras parade float in New Orleans

Police were called around 9 p. The victim was declared dead at the scene, police say. The parade, which consists of 44 floats, was halted when the accident occurred, which was around midway through the parade, reports WWL-TV. Photos provided to WWL by witnesses show the Nyx captain being told by emergency officials about the fatality. The captain released a statement soon after, reading:. Emergency officials said that float 20 will be the final float in tonight's parade. Other non-float elements of the parade, such as bands and marching groups, will be diverted to an alternate route and will resume. A release states the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine official cause of death and identify the victim upon completion of autospy and notification of family.

Woman fatally struck by NYX float identified

The revelry of New Orleans Mardi Gras has turned deadly after a woman, who tried to get between two connected floats, tripped and was run over. Police believe she was trying to get beads tossed from the float when she was hit, NOLA. Police identified the woman as Geraldine Carmouche, 58, Nola. It is the largest parade with 3, members and 88 floats if you count the tandem floats, like the one the woman was hit by, as separate units, NOLA.

The man was fatally injured Saturday evening as the popular Krewe of Endymion was rolling, New Orleans police said in a statement.

A person was struck and killed Saturday night by a float in a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, authorities said, marking the second such death this week in the city and casting a shadow on celebrations. It also said tandem floats, multiple floats connected and pulled by a single tractor, would not be allowed for the remainder of the Mardi Gras season. Officials did not say whether the person was struck by a tandem float.

Two killed by parade floats during Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, officials say

The coroner released the identity of Carmouche Thursday morning. The organization said the city forced them to stop the remaining floats in the parade after the fatal accident. The parade takes a backseat when something like this happens on the route.

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A woman died after being hit by a float in New Orleans Nyx parade

Emergency personnel are responding to an incident on the Endymion route at Galvez. An individual was struck by a float and fatally injured. Please avoid this area of the parade route. Shirleen Allicot has details on the tragic incident, which witnesses say happened when the woman tripped over a hitch connecting a tandem float. Full Story. Local News. Houston Southwest Southeast Northwest Northeast.

Feb 25, - The fatality came as New Orleans was mourning the death of a year-old woman who — witnesses said — was run over by a parade float.

A year-old woman died after she was struck by a float Wednesday night during a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, officials said. The woman was hit at about 9 p. She was declared dead at the scene.

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