One Dead, One Critical After Electric Daisy Carnival in Dallas
A 19-year-old man died after attending a sold-out rave party at Dallas' Fair Park, and another concert-goer was in critical condition on Sunday, Dallas officials said.
Some 25 to 30 other people were treated for heat, drug and alcohol-related problems during the Electric Daisy Carnival, said Dallas Fire and Rescue spokesman Jason Evans.
The death is the second connected with an Electric Daisy Carnival in less than a year. Last summer, a 15-year-old girl who attended the festival in Los Angeles died from an overdose of Ecstasy.
In Dallas, Andrew Graf of Argyle, Texas died at 10:51 p.m. on Saturday at Baylor University Medical Center, the Dallas Medical Examiner's office said.
The cause of death was not immediately released, and toxicology reports were pending.Ã¢Â€Â¨The name of the victim in critical condition at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas was not immediately available.
The Electric Daisy Carnival is a Los Angeles-based traveling show that uses musical acts and art installations "to create a feast for the senses," according to its website.
Pasquale Rotella, the chief executive of Insomniac Events, which promotes the festival, expressed condolences in a statement, saying: "To go from a moment of happiness and enjoyment, to the loss of life, is very heartbreaking."
(Editing by Karen Brooks and Ellen Wulfhorst)
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