The coroner in the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s division said Derek Lee (22), Alyssa Dominguez (21) and Roxanne Ngo (22) all passed away due to “acute MDMA toxicity.” All three of them were transported to different hospitals for medical attention, but none of them were able to recover.
This is believed to be the most deaths ever caused by MDMA at an EDM festival at one time, but they certainly aren’t the first. Last year, two others were killed from drug overdose at HARD Summer. Tracy Nguyen and Katie Dix both passed away shortly after attending the 2015 festival under similar circumstances.
Katie Dix’s family even brought a lawsuit against Live Nation, the promoter of HARD Summer Music Festival, because of their daughter’s death. They allege that there was inadequate medical attention available at the festival, and given the nature of the event, the promoters should have known that drug usage would be abundant.Read more: