Three Dead At Hard Summer Music Festival In Fontana, CA
August 1, 2016 at 12:21 PM (PT)
Three people died this weekend at the HARD SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL at AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY in FONTANA, CA, according to the SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, it was reported by the FONTANA HERALD NEWS. A total of 146,000 fans attended the two-day event.
One man and two women died, though the causes of death were not yet determined pending a coroner's report, said FONTANA SHERIFF'S STATION Captain HORACE BOATWRIGHT. Two of the deaths were on SATURDAY and one on SUNDAY.
He said the hot weather, in the upper 90s during the two days, may have been a factor in the deaths. BOATWRIGHT also said there were 325 arrests, mostly for public intoxication. A total of 370 deputies were at the site, and 240 other law enforcement personnel were also there.
This was the first year that HARD SUMMER was held at the speedway. The event previously was held at the FAIRLEX in POMONA, but it was moved after two people died of possible drug-related causes at HARD SUMMER last year.