3rd Teen Dies of Suspected Drug Overdose at California Music Festival

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Fans cheer Odesza at the HARD Summer Music Festival in Pomona on Aug. 1, 2015. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

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A new rave death in California this week comes amid growing debate about how to keep such events safe.

A teenage girl died of a suspected drug overdose after attending a rave at the Fresno Fairgrounds on Saturday night, police said.

Authorities said Monday that Houa Hue, 15, a sophomore at Fresno’s Washington Union High School, was found dead early Sunday in the back seat of a car belonging to a stranger she had asked to take her home.

Fresno police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death but believe the girl probably overdosed on a popular party drug.

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