Woman who died at Burning Man ID'ed

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Updated: 8/28/2014 10:41 pm
PERSHING COUNTY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Pershing County officials have identified the victim of Thursday morning's deadly bus incident at Burning Man.
According to a press release from Pershing County authorities, 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.

According to her Facebook page, Cipicchio attended high school in Charlotte, North Carolina and worked at ‘RARE Gallery of Fine Art’ in Jackson, Wyoming.

News 4 reached out to a gallery employee who declined to comment on the incident.

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.

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popadoc - 9/1/2014 3:33 PM
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Close the event down. Make it move some where else, nothing but immoral drunks and druggies there anyways.

Kramer - 8/29/2014 3:45 PM
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U show no respect and there4 deserve none. I recall once a skier died in a similar accident, and all workers and visitors were shaken up. I say, Throw all U lowlifes under the radar.

LASD1096 - 8/29/2014 9:41 AM
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I am confused, why would the driver of the bus be negligent, why not the person who died being stupidly negligent? Remember, there is no true "LAW" out there, everyone just doing stupid things causing their own demise.

Paladin - 8/28/2014 3:06 PM
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My understanding is she was riding on the hood of the vehicle and slid off and under the bus tire. Has the driver been charged with negligent homicide? Sounds like that should be in play.

kdavis52 - 8/28/2014 12:47 PM
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If she was wearing flip flops one of them could have got caught on a knot or rock and caused her to trip. I've done the same. Trip over a simple area rug because I didn't pick me feet up higher.

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