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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. A year-old woman was killed Wednesday when she attempted to cross between two parts of a tandem float.

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

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A city agency tasked with emergency preparedness tweeted that the person was fatally injured Saturday night as the popular Krewe of Endymion was rolling. Reports said 13 floats had already gone ahead when the accident occurred with the 14th float in the formation.

Remaining floats that followed, along with marching groups, diverted elsewhere from the accident scene on Canal Street, a wide route in this Mississippi River port city popular with parade viewers.

New Orleans police said first responders swiftly converged on the site, tweeting out calls for crowds to avoid the area. Mardi Gras tragedy: Woman struck and killed by float during parade in New Orleans.

The float, with its gaudy lights still twinkling, was cordoned off by police on horseback and on foot. All around, streets were strewn with tossed bead necklaces and trinkets thrown from the floats, along with other party debris. TV stations reported a somber mood had taken hold of members of the parade group upon learning of the fatality.

Witnesses said the woman, New Orleans native Geraldine Carmouche, had apparently tried to cross between two parts of a tandem float and tripped over a hitch connecting the sections. Tandem floats are multiple floats connected together and pulled by one tractor.

The Carnival season is nearing its traditional all-out Fat Tuesday celebration, the raucous climax of a week or more of parades, merrymaking and partying. The deaths also come just a year after a car sped into a bicycle lane near a parade route, hitting nine people and killing two bicyclists not far from where the Krewe of Endymion formation had just passed.

A man identified as the driver was subsequently charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. In , a rider getting off a three-part float after the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans was killed when the float lurched forward and the third section ran over him, police said. A police officer works the scene where a man was reportedly hit and killed by a float of the Krewe of Endymion parade in the runup to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Saturday, Feb.

Witnesses recount scene after woman was struck and killed by Nyx float

Report: Woman run ov The accident happened near the corner of Magazine and Valence streets. Your city or ZIP code. News Break App.

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.

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.

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

Joseph Sampson, 58, was fatally injured just before 7 p. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said 13 floats had already gone ahead when the accident occurred with the 14th float in the formation. Remaining floats that followed, along with marching groups, were diverted from the accident scene on Canal Street, a wide route popular with parade viewers in the Mississippi River port city. New Orleans police said first responders swiftly converged on the site, tweeting out calls for crowds to avoid the area. The float, with its gaudy lights still twinkling, was cordoned off by police on horseback and on foot. All around, streets were strewn with tossed bead necklaces and trinkets thrown from the floats, along with other party debris.

Second person in three days struck and killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

The incident happened during Krewe of Nyx parade, which kicked off at p. A woman celebrating the final full week of carnival season in New Orleans, Louisiana was tragically killed Wednesday night after being run over by a Mardi Gras float. Just after 9 p. NOLA Ready continued, explaining that float number 20 of the float parade will be the last of the show. Float 22 and on has been canceled.

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.

The woman apparently tried to cross between two sections of a tandem float when she tripped over a hitch connecting the vehicles and was run over, witnesses told news outlets. The parade was ended early, and the rest of the floats were diverted off the parade route. Mardi Gras is Feb. The death comes one year after a car sped into a bicycle lane near a parade route, hitting nine people and killing two bicyclists.

Woman fatally struck by NYX float identified

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.

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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. 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.

Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float during parade

A man was killed Saturday night after being struck and apparently falling between two sections of a massive tandem float at a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade, police said. It's the second fatality in four nights at Mardi Gras celebrations in the city. Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced Saturday night that tandem floats, multiple floats connected together and pulled by a tractor, would be banned. It was not clear immediately if the man was pushed into the opening as a crowd surged or if he fell pursuing some throws. I never imagined I would witness something so horrific. The rest of Saturday's festivities were canceled, leaving tens of thousands of people in the streets anticipating a huge show with notice - often by word of mouth, or by mobile or social alert - that there would be only a limited show, WWL-TV reported. On February 19, a year-old woman died after witnesses said she was run over by a parade float during Krewe of Nyx.

Feb 20, - The revery of New Orleans Mardi Gras has turned deadly after a woman, who tried to get between two connected floats, tripped and was run.

A city agency tasked with emergency preparedness tweeted that the person was fatally injured Saturday night as the popular Krewe of Endymion was rolling. Reports said 13 floats had already gone ahead when the accident occurred with the 14th float in the formation. Remaining floats that followed, along with marching groups, diverted elsewhere from the accident scene on Canal Street, a wide route in this Mississippi River port city popular with parade viewers. New Orleans police said first responders swiftly converged on the site, tweeting out calls for crowds to avoid the area.

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

Dinah Rogers, Uptown Messenger. She died at the scene. She was then run over by the rear float. The parade halted and floats were pulled over and lined up along Magazine.

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

Police are still investigating the accident, spokesman Juan Barnes said Thursday. She was related to two members of the parade group, said a statement released Thursday through a public relations firm. Carmouche apparently tried to cross between two parts of a tandem float, tripped over a hitch connecting the sections and was run over, witnesses told news outlets. The parade was ended early, and the rest of the floats were diverted off the parade route.

A Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans turned deadly when a woman was killed after being run over by a parade float.

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