Sad news today out of Black Rock City, Nevada — a woman has died after reportedly falling under an art car that was carrying participants around the playa. Most large scale art cars have people walking in front of the car in plain sight to alert anyone in the roaming vicinity to make sure they watch out.
A woman died at Burning Man early Thursday morning after reportedly falling under a bus carrying participants, according to law enforcement officials. The woman has not been identified pending notification of her next of kin.
Burning Man organizers 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.
“This is a terrible accident,” said Burning Man co-founder Marian Goodell. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and campmates. Black Rock Rangers and Emergency Services Department staff are providing support to those affected.”
Thoughts are out there to the people that were affected by this and anyone in the woman’s family; we’ll have more on this if it becomes available.
UPDATE: the young woman has been identified.
Pershing County identifies victim of Thursday morning fatal accident at Burning Man
Black Rock City, August 28, 2014 — Alicia Louise Cipicchio, a 29-year-old resident of Jackson, Wyoming, suffered fatal injuries early Thursday morning after falling under a large vehicle at the annual Burning Man event in the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada.
Event officials, including representatives of Black Rock City, the Bureau of Land Management and Pershing County Sheriff’s Office express their condolences and sympathies to the family, friends and campmates of the victim. Support is being provided to those affected by the tragedy.
Organizers are working with investigators from Pershing County Sheriff’s Office to determine the series of events leading to the incident. Anyone with information that may assist in the investigations is asked to contact (775) 273-2641.