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Monday, June 23, 2014

San Leandro Man's Death at Electric Daisy Carnival Still Unexplained

Posted By on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 4:33 PM

The crowd at this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 in Las Vegas. - CHRISTOPHER VICTORIO
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  • The crowd at this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 in Las Vegas.

Like hundreds of thousands of EDM fans, 24-year-old Montgomery Tsang went to the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas this past weekend. Unlike the rest of them, however, Tsang didn't come back.

The San Leandro resident collapsed outside the Las Vegas Motor Speedway shortly after dawn Saturday, and was taken to a local hospital. At 6:12 a.m., he was pronounced dead, according to theMercury News.

No cause of death has been determined. Coroners autopsied Tsang's body yesterday, but said that if the results prove inconclusive, only a toxicology report could explain what happened to Tsang. It may be weeks before we know how he died outside the festival.

Festival organizers said in a statement that they were "deeply saddened" by Tsang's death, the latest in a series of occasional fatalities at EDC. After at 15-year-old girl died from an Ecstasy overdose in 2010, promoter Insomniac moved the festival from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Two people died at the massive EDM event in 2012. The 2010 death inspired San Francisco Assemblywoman Fiona Ma to try to ban raves on public property in California, but the effort was later abandoned after Ma discovered that the government can't ban certain types of music.

-- @iPORT

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