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( Las Vegas, NV ) – The numbers themselves may be dry cold hard stats about the relatively small number of problems from the Electric Daisy Carnival that ended at sunrise Monday morning , although one stands out: a fatality the first night of the rave late Friday night.
The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as 24-year-old Montgomery Tsang of San Leandro, California. According to a friend, Tsang collapsed in the parking lot while leaving the festival, police were told. He was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The cause of Tsang’s death is awaiting toxicology tests.
Unofficial final numbers show roughly 400,000 in and out of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the 3-night-all-night-DJ-driven dance craze spread over 8 stages. The rave featured the biggest names in electronic dance music, plus carnival rides, fireworks and other spectacles. The biggest concern for Monday morning turned out to be traffic, with I-15 and all roads leading from the Speedway jam-packed throughout the rush hour.
Here are the Metro Police statistics from Sunday’s final night of the EDC:
9 Misdemeanor citations
5 Traffic citations
13 Misdemeanor arrests
25 Felony arrests – all narcotics related
2 DUI Alcohol arrests
0 Traffic fatalities
234 Medical calls. 8 transports to an area hospital.
134,ooo attendees (per Insomniac Productions)
60 ejections (per Insomniac Productions)