California Man Died After Ecstasy Overdose at Electric Daisy Carnival: Coroner’s Office

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Fans gather near an electric daisy art installation during the 18th annual Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

A 24-year-old California man who died at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas last month overdosed on Ecstasy, the party drug linked to other fatalities at the annual festival in recent years, coroner’s officials told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.

Montgomery Tsang of San Leandro collapsed and died outside the Las Vegas Motor Speedway shortly after 6 a.m. on June 21, according to a spokeswoman for the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Investigators determined he died of “acute MDMA toxicity,” and also suffered from “cardiac enlargement,” the spokeswoman said. Ecstasy is the common street name for MDMA.

She declined to comment further.

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