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

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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. The woman who died after she was run over by a Krewe of Nyx float on Wednesday was trying to "reach for beads," according to preliminary information from New Orleans police.

She was Police included the possible cause in their daily log, which is released each morning to media. The information in it is "derived from raw information" and is "subject to change," NOPD cautions. Police said she was reaching for beads and got stuck between a tandem float, which is two floats connected by hitch. She was run over by the second part of the float. As of a. Thursday, several bouquets, candles and beads had been placed in the rain on the side of Magazine Street near Valence Street.

The accident involved float number 21, a double-decker float decorated with hot air balloons and flowers. Float No. They were routed back to the krewe's staging area.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a news conference near the scene that ending the parade early was the "proper thing to do. 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. Another witness who did not want to be identified told WWL-TV that the woman was trying to cross in between two sections of a tandem float when she tripped, apparently as she went after some beads. 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 the crowds was "just as you'd expect" for a big parade on a pleasant night, until Morris said he saw 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.

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. Nyx is the largest parade of the Mardi Gras season with 3, members and a total of 88 floats when counting the tandem floats as separate units.

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. Edit Article Add New Article.

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Report: Woman run over by float and killed in New Orleans 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. Thursday, Feb. The woman who died after she was run over by a Krewe of Nyx float on Wednesday was trying to "reach for beads," according to preliminary information from New Orleans police.

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.

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

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