NewsCovering the Nation

Actions

2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans

2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans
2nd person in days killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans
Posted at 9:43 AM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-23 09:43:05-05

Authorities say a man has been struck by a float and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a parade in New Orleans.

It was the second death in days involving a parade float and cast a pall over the Carnival festivities.

Police said in a statement that the death occurred Saturday night on a downtown parade route of the Krewe of Endymion.

The rest of the parade was canceled. The New Orleans mayor said the city is grieving anew after a woman was killed on a parade route Wednesday.

The man's name wasn't immediately released.