A 24-year-old woman died from an apparent drug and alcohol overdose during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Riverside County Coroner Stanley Sniff said on Friday.
According to the coroner’s report, Kimchi Truong — an Oakland, CA resident — collapsed at the festival Saturday, and was taken to JFK Hospital. She was then transferred to Desert Regional Medical Center where she remained until pronounced dead on Thursday afternoon.
Other media outlets report Truong was initially treated at a medical tent on festival grounds on Sunday, and then became unresponsive in a taxi pick-up area.
“Last weekend, a festival attendee suffered an apparent drug overdose. The individual was seen by on-site medical staff and later transferred to JFK Memorial Hospital and later to Desert Regional Medical Center,” festival promoter Goldenvoice said in a statement. “We are saddened to learn the individual has died. We believe this to be an unfortunate but isolated incident. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends.”
Coachella continues this weekend, concluding on April 20.
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