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.