1 killed in float accident during Endymion, most of New Orleans parade canceled
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The City of New Orleans has confirmed that a person has been struck and killed by a float Saturday night during Endymion.
Officials reported the incident just after 7 p.m.
The victim, who New Orleans Police Department has identified as an adult male, was struck by float number 14. City officials announced that float number 13 will be the last float to continue rolling. The rest of the floats will not continue on.
Mayor Latoya Cantrell announced during a press conference that no more tandem floats will roll for the remainder of the Carnival season.
This is the second incident in a week where a parade goer was struck and killed by a tandem float. Wednesday, a woman was struck and killed during Nyx as she attempted to cross between a tandem float.
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