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Volunteers raise money for dead teen's family

July 3, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Dozens of people volunteered Saturday to help raise money for the family of the teenager who died following a massive rave.People washed cars and sold baked goods outside Allesandro Elementary School on Riverside Drive in Los Angeles.

Sasha Rodriguez, 15, died Tuesday of a suspected drug overdose during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on June 27.

Rodriguez was a member of a dance and drill team.

Those who knew her said she will be missed.

"Her spirit alone, her energy," said Norma Ruiz, a drill team instructor. "She was an amazing student. All the teammates here not only miss her, but this year, 2010, 2011 will be dedicated to her."

Toxicology tests on Rodriguez are not yet complete.

Officials said there were 226 requests for medical aid during the rave of which 114 of those people were taken to hospitals.


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