A woman died after being struck by a bus that was carrying passengers around the Burning Man festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, officials say.
Burning Man festival spokesman Jim Graham says the incident happened just after midnight on Thursday. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene.
Jim Graham says no other injuries were reported. Details about the circumstances of the crash and the woman’s identity weren’t immediately available.
The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.
Burning Man co-founder Marian Goodell issued a statement calling the crash a tragic accident and saying event staff members were offering support to those who were affected.
Jim Graham says the last death at the Burning Man festival was in 2007, when an attendee fell under a trailer.
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