Teen dies of suspected drug overdose after LA rave

A hospital spokeswoman says a 15-year-old girl has died of a suspected drug overdose after attending a weekend rave at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

California Hospital Medical Center spokeswoman Katreena Salgado told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that the girl was brought to the emergency room over the weekend from the rave. Salgado says the girl was in respiratory arrest when she arrived and never recovered.

The girl was one of two rave attendees who were in critical condition at the hospital after the 14th annual Electric Daisy Carnival.

The event held Friday and Saturday drew about 185,000 people to carnival rides, five stages and performances by Moby and Will.I.Am. More than 100 were taken to local hospitals, mostly for drug intoxication.


Information from: Los Angeles Times

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