Though initially EDC Las Vegas was believed to have taken place without any reported deaths, FOX5 reports that a 20 year-old woman died after collapsing the Monday morning (June 20) following the event.
According to Dane Kaimuloa, the woman’s father, she started to experience seizures early Monday morning while waiting for transportation. He said traffic on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway prevented an ambulance from getting to her promptly. Her body temperature was close to 110 degrees by the time emergency assistance got to the scene.
Kaimuloa, a veteran, traveled to Las Vegas from San Diego to find his daughter on life support. “When I walked in, I looked at the tube coming out,” he told FOX5. “I’ve seen death in Iraq. This brought it back.” His daughter was officially declared deceased on Wednesday night. Her family asked the station not to use her name.
“You read it in the paper that everything went well and there were no deaths, but it’s not true,” family friend Joseph Perez told FOX5.
Insomniac Events, which puts on EDC, issued a statement about the incident. “Our sincerest thoughts and condolences go to the family and friends of the guest who passed away after attending the festival. While the cause of this tragedy has not yet been determined, we ask everyone to keep her loved ones in their prayers during this time of grieving.”
Billboard reached out to Insomniac for additional comment but had not heard back at time of publication.