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

A man was struck and killed by a Mardi Gras float during a raucous Saturday night street parade in New Orleans, becoming the second person in days killed along a parade route during this year's Carnival season, authorities said.

1 killed by Mardi Gras float in New Orleans parade accident

A city agency tasked with emergency preparedness tweeted that the death occurred Saturday night as the major parade of the Krewe of Endymion parade was rolling in the south Louisiana city. The agency, NOLA Ready, said it had no immediate details how the death occurred, and police said they would release more information later.