Woman rolled over and killed by float in New Orleans


A woman in Louisiana is dead after she was rolled over by a parade float.

It happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday along a parade route in New Orleans.  Police say the unidentified woman was hit by a float during the Krewe of Nyx Parade.

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The float, along with the others behind it, was stopped then escorted to the Morial Convention Center.

Walking groups and marching bands were detoured, but continued down the parade route.

The cause of death and the victim’s name will be released after her family is notified. Additional details about the accident have not been released.



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