One man reportedly died and more than twenty people were hospitalized over the weekend while attending the Hard Summer festival at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
According to ABC 7, Andrew Cole Click, 19, was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 11:45 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 5), with an autopsy pending to determine his cause of death.
In addition, twenty-three people were reportedly hospitalized during the two-day event that featured sets from Marshmello, Flosstradamus, Rick Ross, Travis Scott, Diplo and Trippie Redd. The hospitalizations were for a variety of medical issues, with two women still receiving treatment at press time. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department — which could not be reached for additional comment at press time — also reported that eleven people were arrested, primarily for drug offenses.
In a statement to Billboard a spokesperson for the festival said, “It is with great sadness that we have learned a festival attendee has passed away following HARD Summer this weekend. We extend our deepest sympathies to the individual’s loved ones, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts. The health and safety of those who attend our events is HARD’s utmost priority, and we take every measure to create a safe and enjoyable environment. We have no further information at this time, but we encourage the community to come together, support each other, and always look out for one another in light of this tragedy.”
The parents of a 22-year-old college student sued Live Nation last year after their daughter died of an apparent drug overdose at the 2016 Hard Fest at the Fontana Speedway.