Three people died while attending Hard Summer Music Festival past weekend at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
One man and two women died this weekend, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. The causes of death have not yet been determined, pending a coroner’s report. According to Captain Horace Boatwright of the Fontana Sheriff’s Station, the hot weather, which was in the 90s during the two days, may have been a factor in the deaths. He also said there were 325 arrests, mostly for public intoxication.
Organizers of HARD Summer issued a statement on Aug. 1 which read:
“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.”