Woman Dies During Burning Man Festival

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

BLACK ROCK CITY, NV - According to the Pershing County Sheriff's Office, a woman died early Thursday morning after she was struck and killed by a bus carrying passengers around the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.

The official Burning Man Twitter account confirmed the information.

Event spokesman Jim Graham says the incident happened just after midnight on Thursday. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene.

Graham says no other injuries were reported

The woman has not been identified pending notification of her family.

Burning Man organizers say they are working with law enforcement investigators from the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office and will provide more information as it becomes available. The Pershing County Sheriff will release information after the conclusion of family notification and investigation.

Burning Man organizers released a statement saying “This is a terrible accident." Burning Man co-founder Marian Goodell said “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and camp mates. Black Rock Rangers and Emergency Services Department staff are providing support to those affected.”

Graham says the last death at the event was seven years ago, when an attendee fell under a trailer.


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