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Woman run over by parade float

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 show ended early and the remaining floats were diverted from the parade route in New Orleans, the AP reported.

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

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. At first, the riders continued throwing to the crowd. As word spread, the mood grew somber. The float lights were turned off and riders quietly stood in place, some talking on cellphones. The area around Magazine and Valence was cordoned off with crime tape. Floats are parked with riders still on them on Magazine Street where a woman was killed after being struck by a float during the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade.

The city announced at around 10 p. The 24 floats that followed were escorted by police to the Morial Convention Center. The marching bands and dance troupes were diverted around the scene and continued on the parade route, if they chose to do so. No further details are available at this time.

NOPD Traffic Fatality Investigator Michael Baldassaro is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at with any additional information. This report was updated Feb. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

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Report: Woman run over by float and killed in New Orleans 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.

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.

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. Mardi Gras is Feb.

Woman killed after being run over at New Orleans Nyx parade

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. A man identified as the driver — Tashonty Toney, 32 — was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide. Open main navigation Live TV. Full Schedule. Live Radio. Live TV.

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

Witnesses say Carmouche appeared to have tried to cross in between a tandem float when she tripped over its hitch and was run over, witnesses told news outlets. A tandem float has two sections that are connected in the middle. The rest of the floats were not allowed to continue on the parade route and were diverted, he said. Woman killed after being run over at New Orleans Nyx parade.

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.

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

Woman run over by Mardi Gras parade float dies

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.

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. At first, the riders continued throwing to the crowd. As word spread, the mood grew somber.

Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float during parade 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:.

Feb 19, - A woman was run over and killed by a float in the Krewe of Nyx parade Wednesday night.

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.

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

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