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Teen girl dies after Electric Daisy Carnival

June 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The 14th annual Electric Daisy Carnival attracted more than 180,000 people, but officials said more than 100 of those attending required medical attention, including a teenage girl who would later die of a suspected drug overdose. The teenager who died Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 15-year-old Sasha Rodriguez Roth of Los Angeles.

Officials await the results of toxicology reports to confirm the overdose.

Meanwhile, some doctors are calling on city and county leaders to put a stop to the kind of mega party that was held on Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park.

Stephen Liu is an emergency room doctor at California Hospital Medical Center where Roth died.

"I've seen a number of them here over a couple of years and it's always a bad outcome," Liu said. "This is not a gathering of people to go to a concert. We have concerts at Staples Center and L.A. Live and you don't get these types of patients that come in."

Like other medical professionals in the area, Liu is calling for an end to the huge raves that attract tens of thousands to Downtown L.A.

"Some of these patients are just found on the ground and who knows how long they've been down there before someone calls the paramedics over because there are just so many people there," Liu said.

Coliseum officials are looking to hold a special meeting to make sure that the promoters followed proper procedures in the weekend event.

Roth was 15, but the minimum age to attend the rave was 16.

There is another patient at California hospital brought in from the same rave. He's in critical condition.


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