Woman struck and killed by bus at Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. -- Officials say a woman was struck and killed by a bus that was carrying passengers around the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.

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. Details about the circumstances of the crash and the woman's identity weren't immediately available.

The Pershing County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

"This is a terrible accident," said Burning Man co-founder Marian Goodell in a statement, according to CBS affiliate KLAS. "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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