Woman struck, killed by Mardi Gras float

All-female Carnival parade turned tragic when woman tried to cross between sections of a float, tripped and was run over.


National News

February 20, 2020 - 9:44 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is mourning the death of a woman who was run over by a parade float as the city celebrates Mardi Gras.

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. 

It happened Wednesday night during the parade of the Mystic Krewe of Nyx, an all-female Carnival group that was “established to unite women of diverse backgrounds for fun, friendship and the merriment of the Mardi Gras season,” according to its website.

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