2 women die of suspected drug overdoses at HARD Summer in Pomona

ByLaura Montenegro via KABC logo
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Electronic music duo Odesza performs at HARD Summer at the Fairplex in Pomona Saturday, Aug. 2, 2015.
Electronic music duo Odesza performs at HARD Summer at the Fairplex in Pomona Saturday, Aug. 2, 2015.
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POMONA, Calif. (KABC) -- Two women, ages 18 and 19, died of a suspected drug overdose after attending HARD Summer at the Fairplex in Pomona Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

The 18-year-old woman was transported to San Dimas Community Hospital after collapsing at the music festival. She was pronounced dead at 6:04 p.m.

The 19-year-old woman was also found unresponsive and transported to Pomona Valley Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 8:10 p.m.

Their identities were not immediately released pending notification of kin. Autopsies are expected later this week.

About 65,000 people were expected to attend each day of the sold-out two-day music festival, which includes performances by The Weeknd, Jack U, The Chemical Brothers, Dillon Francis, Schoolboy Q and Rae Sremmurd.

HARD Summer was previously held at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area near South El Monte and at the Los Angeles State Historic Park near Chinatown.

In June, a 24-year-old man died of ecstasy intoxication at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the Electric Daisy Carnival.