LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Toxicology tests have revealed that the three people who died after attending Live Nation's Hard Summer rave at the Auto Club Speedway near Fontana all died of ecstasy overdoses.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the San Bernardino County coroner's office said the official cause of death was “acute MDMA toxicity,” referring to the chemical name for the popular street drug.
The drug, taken for its euphoric and stimulating effects, can cause overheating and seizures in its users.
The three deaths, all of which occurred separately, included Derek Lee, 22, of San Francisco and San Diego State student Alyssa Dominguez, 21, of San Diego, both of whom died July 31, and UC Riverside student Roxanne Ngo, 22, of Chino Hills, who was declared dead Aug. 1. – Staff Writers