Woman Killed in Burning Man Bus Accident

Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada on August 31, 2007
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A mutant vehicle sits on the Playa at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada on August 31, 2007.   

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.

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Event spokesman Jim Graham says the incident happened just after midnight, early Thursday morning (Aug. 28). 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.

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.

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


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