A woman died after being hit by a float in New Orleans Nyx parade

Emergency personnel respond after a person was run over and killed by a float in New Orleans.

(CNN)New Orleans authorities are investigating after a woman was hit by a parade float Wednesday night at the Krewe of Nyx parade, New Orleans police said in a news release.

The woman, police said, died at the scene. She was identified Thursday by the coroner's office as Geraldine Carmouche, 58, of New Orleans.
Not much is known about what happened before the incident, police Chief Shaun Ferguson said during a news conference, but the parade was allowed to continue after it was re-routed around the incident.
    Julie Lea, the captain for the Krewe of Nyx, called the incident a "tragic occurrence," according to CNN affiliate WVUE.
    "The parade takes a backseat when something like this happens on the route. On behalf of the entire Krewe of NYX. Along with the City of New Orleans, we offer our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the individual involved," Lea said in a statement said, according to the news station.