US EDM event Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) issued a statement saying they were ‘deeply saddened’ by the deaths of two revellers who attended this year’s event, in separate incidents which took place outside the festival.
Olivier Hennessy, 31, was killed after being run down by a truck as he left Electric Daisy Carnival while Emily McCaughan, 22, apparently jumped to her death from her Vegas hotel room after reportedly becoming paranoid that she was being stalked.
Olivier Hennessy, 31, was fatally injured after being hit by a truck as he attempted to cross Las Vegas Boulevard South outside EDCs Gate 6. Emily McCaughan, 22, fell twenty floors to her death after suffering a bad reaction to an ecstasy type pill that the Las Vegas Review Journal speculated could have been laced with a different from MDMA.
“We are deeply saddened by the two tragedies that occurred last week in Las Vegas outside of Electric Daisy Carnival. Our sincere condolences go out the family and friends of the two individuals,” said EDC.
“Electric Daisy Carnival, in many respects, is one of the safest places to be in Las Vegas during the event weekend's operating hours. With law enforcement, private security teams, and fully staffed medical facilities housing doctors, nurses and emergency medical personnel, the venue functions like a small city.
It is a known fact that individuals who choose to partake in illicit drug behavior may suffer unexpected tragic consequences. All Insomniac festivals have a zero-tolerance policy against such behavior as well as a strictly enforced 18+ age restriction.
“In the case of the gentleman hit by a vehicle on Las Vegas Blvd, he was in the care of two trauma doctors within minutes of the accident - a response time otherwise unheard of had he not been within close proximity of our venue and medical facilities.
“The two tragedies occurred beyond the festival's walls as well as beyond Insomniac's control and these incidents will not threaten the future of EDC in Las Vegas. We hope that our fans carefully consider the decisions they make and how those decisions impact their own safety and the wellbeing of those around them.”
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