2nd Person in Days Killed by Mardi Gras Float in New Orleans

Article Link: https://www.snopes.com/ap/2020/02/24/2nd-person-in-days-killed-by-mardi-gras-float-in-new-orleans/

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous weekend street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year’s Carnival season, authorities said. The man was fatally injured Saturday evening as the popular Krewe of Endymion was rolling, New Orleans police said in a statement. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office was to release his name and cause of death after completing an autopsy and notifying his family.