Teen Died of Drug Overdose at L.A. County Fairgrounds Rave, Coroner Confirms

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A drug overdose caused the death of a 19-year-old Cal State Channel Islands student who attended a rave at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds in Pomona, the county coroner confirmed.

The DMV provided this photo of Katie Dix after she died of an apparent drug overdose at the HARD Summer Music Festival in Pomona on Aug. 1, 2015.

The DMV provided this photo of Katie Dix after she died of an apparent drug overdose at the HARD Summer Music Festival in Pomona on Aug. 1, 2015.

Katie Dix of Camarillo died of multiple drug intoxication after being found unresponsive and rushed to a hospital, the coroner said. Dix graduated from Coronado High School in San Diego County in 2014.

Another woman, an 18-year-old UCLA student, Tracy Nguyen of West Covina, also died after attending the same rave — Hard Summer, sponsored by Beverly Hills-based Live Nation Entertainment. Nguyen’s death was caused by an Ecstasy overdose, the coroner said in February.

Dix’s death was the 24th confirmed drug-related death nationwide since 2006 among people who went to raves organized by L.A.-area companies. Twelve died in Southern California — four in San Bernardino County and eight in Los Angeles County — and five in the Las Vegas area.

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