Authorities Link 2nd Death To Dallas Rave

DALLAS (AP)  Authorities have linked a second death to an electronic music festival in Dallas where they suspect a 22-year-old man took drugs, later began acting irrationally and died after running into freeway traffic on his way home.

Police in North Texas say Kyle Raymond Haigis of Sherman was struck by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 75 early Sunday after the Electric Daisy Carnival.

Howe police Chief John Cherry said the man’s friend told officers they bought drugs at the festival. On the ride home, Haigis became agitated and exited the vehicle after they pulled over.

A 19-year-old man who attended the concert died of a suspected overdose at a Dallas hospital Saturday.

Los Angeles banned the festival last year after a teenager died. The three-day event is in Las Vegas this weekend.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


One Comment

  1. Enna says:

    Channel 11 should listen to Chris Krock in the afternoon. Apparently a police officer called in to say there are three deths connected to The Rave and that the City of Dallas and DPD are covering this up.

  2. Ms. M says:

    My 23-year-old daughter attended this concert and she had a blast. It’s only these fool kids who have to use drugs to feel good that make it worse for everyone else. Banning it from any city is not going to stop these stupid kids from using drugs and it’s ludicrous to blame it on the event and then to ban it from any city.

    1. Jo says:

      It is not ludicrous… what is ludicrous is to call the deaths of these people foolish, and I agree with the below comment. This company is making big time money off of these people and it is oriented around drug use. That is what is what is ludicrous. I understand they are still going to use drugs but it will not be at a huge rave that runs out of water for the already drugged up kids. It’s a bad scene and I would prefer it not be in Dallas. It is just setting us up for something horrible to happen. That’s why it’s going to be banned.

      Trust me I understand it is full of great music that is loved by thousands, but to have them all in one huge venue full of teeny boppers and rave’s is just not a good idea. That’s why we have lizard lounge. And other places that are easier to control substance abuse and certainly don’t run out of water.

  3. L says:

    Ms. M, it’s good practice to put yourself in someone elses shoes…. Imagine if it was your daughter who had passed. Sure, this young man was acting incredibly foolishly, but he was still somebody’s someone. A son, brother, and best friend. Before you bash those who have passed (regardless of the situation) try feeling a little bit of sympathy for those who loved him…

  4. Sherman says:

    The Kyle Haigis Memorial Fund at American Bank of Texas is a fund set up for anti-drug program at the local high school.

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