FONTANA, CA (CelebrityAccess) — A man and two women died over the weekend while attending an EDM festival at the Auto Club Speedway near Fontana, officials said Monday.
According to the Los Angeles Times, three victims were attending Live Nation's Hard Summer festival. The event, which had previously been held at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, was forced to move last year after two college students attending the event died after using drugs.
The victims were identified as Derek Lee, 22, of San Francisco; Alyssa Dominguez, 21, of San Diego; and Roxanne Ngo, 22, of Chino Hills, the Times said.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller told the Times that one of the victims was discovered in an unresponsive state. Another suffered a seizure and the third was reported to have been suffering from chest pain. All three were transported from the festival to local emergency rooms, with two of the deaths occurring on Saturday and the third on Sunday.
Overall, nine people were hospitalized after the event, which was reportedly the biggest in the festival's history, attracting 147,000 over two days. – Staff Writers