UPDATE: The names of those who passed away at this weekend’s HARD Summer 2016 have been revealed. A statement from HARD has also been announced.
• Derek Lee, 22, of San Francisco died at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center on July 31 at 12:10 a.m.
• Alyssa Dominguez, 21, of San Diego died at Kaiser Foundation Hospital of Fontana on July 31 at 2:10 a.m.
• Roxanne Ngo, 22, of Chino Hills died at Loma Linda University Medical Center on Aug. 1 at 3:04 a.m.
“We were deeply saddened to learn about the deaths of three people who attended the festival this weekend. While the causes of the deaths have not yet been determined, we ask everyone to keep them in their prayers. Our sincerest thoughts and condolences are with their family and friends.”
Three people died while attending the HARD Summer Music Festival at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on July 30 and 31, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
One man and two women died, but the causes of death were not yet determined pending a coroner’s report, said Captain Horace Boatwright of the Fontana Sheriff’s Station. Two of the deaths were on Saturday and one on Sunday, he said.
He said the hot weather, which was in the upper 90s during the two days, may have been a factor in the deaths.
Boatwright said there were a total of nine medical transports at the festival, which attracted 146,000 fans during the two-day event.
He said there were 325 arrests, mostly for public intoxication.
A total of 370 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies were at the site, and 240 other law enforcement personnel were also there, Boatwright said.
This was the first year that HARD Summer was held at the speedway. The event previously was held in Pomona, but it was moved after two people died of possible drug-related causes at HARD Summer in 2015.