State Ppolice said the accident happened following the New Roads parade on Fat Tuesday.
Investigators said James Lee, 58, of New Roads was riding on the tongue of a Mardi Gras float that was being pulled by a Ford F-250 after the parade ended.
He slipped and fell to the ground as the float was being towed forward. The float continued rolling forward and Lee was crushed. A pickup following closely behind the float and also struck Lee.
Troopers said they do not suspect alcohol to have been a factor in the crash. However, both drivers voluntarily submitted breath samples to Troopers that showed they had no detectable alcohol in their systems. Troopers have also submitted a sample of Lee’s blood to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for chemical analysis.