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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. Last year a car drove in a bicycle lane, hitting nine riders and killing two, the AP reported.

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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.

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Man hit and killed by tandem float in New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

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 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.

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. Eyewitnesses speaking to local media suggested the man jumped to catch an item thrown from the float then slipped on beads left on the floor. On Wednesday, year-old Geraldine Carmouche was run over and killed by a tandem float.

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

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. Our board is having an emergency meeting right now to discuss how to move forward. We have received a lot of questions about the decision to cancel the second half of the parade.

Woman run over by Mardi Gras parade float dies

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. Eyewitnesses speaking to local media suggested the man jumped to catch an item thrown from the float then slipped on beads left on the floor. On Wednesday, year-old Geraldine Carmouche was run over and killed by a tandem float.

Police were called around 9 p. The victim was declared dead at the scene, police say.

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. A krewe member fell from a float in in Carencro, Louisiana. Emergency personnel work the scene after a person was run over and killed by a float in the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade during Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. Listen Live.

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

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.

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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.

Woman dies after being run over by Nyx parade 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. Witnesses on the scene said the incident involved float number 21 , which was covered with hot air balloons, Nola.

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

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. Report a Typo.

Woman run over by float, killed during New Orleans Mardi Gras parade

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.

Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float during parade in New Orleans

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.

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Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float during parade

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