Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Published Friday, June 27, 2014 | 8:39 a.m.
Updated Friday, June 27, 2014 | 2 p.m.
A man visiting Las Vegas for the Electric Daisy Carnival died in the hospital without ever making it to the music festival, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
It is the third reported death among young people in Las Vegas for the three-day festival, which ran last Friday through Sunday.
In the latest case, Joey Saychack, 21, of Fresno, Calif., was found unresponsive Friday in a Las Vegas home and transported to Spring Valley Hospital, Assistant Coroner John Fudenberg said. Saychack died Wednesday at the hospital.
Authorities expect it will take several weeks to determine the cause and manner of his death, pending lab reports.
Saychack was apparently renting the home with a group that planned to attend the electric dance music festival, Fudenberg said.
Insomniac, the festival's organizers, in a statement this afternoon, distanced themselves from Saychack's death.
“Any loss of life is an undeniable tragedy. However, this individual never set foot inside of our event and Electric Daisy Carnival had nothing to do with this incident. Insomniac continues to do everything possible to keep our fans safe, but at a certain point, the media needs to focus on personal responsibility/accountability and stop placing blame on the events these individuals attend, or in this case, think about attending,” Jennifer Forkish, a spokesperson for Insomniac, said in the statement.
In the other deaths, Montgomery Tsang, 25, of California, died after being taken to the hospital from the festival parking lot Saturday morning and Anthony Anaya, 25, of Everett, Wash., who also attended the festival, died after he was found unconscious at the Vdara on Saturday night, authorities said.
Medical examiners were awaiting the results of blood toxicology tests before determining how Anaya and Tsang died, Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said.
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