Woman Dead After a Possible Overdose at HARD Summer Identified as Emily Tran of Anaheim

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Timothy Norris
The woman who died Monday morning after attending this year's HARD Summer has been identified as Emily Tran, 19, of Anaheim.

An autopsy was pending for Tran, who died at an El Monte hospital after attending the electronic music festival at the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area.

Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said her death was being treated as a possible drug overdose, noting that hospital officials said the woman had apparently ingested methamphetamine. Final results of an autopsy could take weeks, pending the results of toxicology tests.

As our sister paper L.A. Weekly reported, meth is a component of ecstasy, so it's not clear if separate drugs were involved. Corral said sheriff's officials conducted an initial test or inquiry that led them to believe those drugs might have caused the woman's death.

Hard was held at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area this year after its previous home, Los Angeles State Historic Park, was closed for renovations. Hard's talent lineup featured rave-crowd favorites, including Tiesto, Skrillex, and more. Raves were shut out of the taxpayer-owned L.A. Coliseum and Sports Arena in 2010 following the ecstasy-overdose death of a 15-year-old girl who sneaked into an event that year.

Sheriff's officials said more than 100 people were arrested during the two-day festival, but they were largely cited and released. Many of the arrests were drug related, but some also involved minors carrying fake IDs, officials said. Roughly 38,000 people attended the festival each day.

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klljt
klljt

I met Emily when she was 14 and know her mother.  her mother is extremely hard working and Emily, from what I understood, was a great kid.  It looks like this one isolated mistake cost her her life.  this one mistake shouldn't define her as a drug user, but i understand that it's easy to be cruel online and when you don't know the deceased or her family.  I would spare the cruel comments and let her family heal.  

Vi Visser
Vi Visser

This girl is someone I know from my school. Please have some respect for her as a human. RIP & PLUR.

Dalton Lane
Dalton Lane

MDMA is illegal that's the reason this happens mainly it's coming from unknown sources and are adulterated with other things to make it even more dangerous!!! Know your body know yourself and know your limits...

Samuel Arteaga
Samuel Arteaga

I'm just sad more of these edm rejects didn't die.

z8adavid
z8adavid

I know her mother, she was a single parent and worked hard to provide for her family. Her daughter was given the drugs by one of her so called friends. RIP young Emily. For those with stupid comments. it just goes to show what type of people you are. pinche mojados 

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

With street pills and powders, you never know what you are ingesting.  Stick to mushrooms and weed grown by someone you trust.  Sorry this woman died so young and senselessly.

Diana Sapien
Diana Sapien

No sympathy whatsoever, that's what you get when you mess with that shit. And at 19 years old, she was old enough to know this.

949girl
949girl topcommenter

Sad.  You never think it can happen to you.  I heard that the missing Arcadia firefighter Mark Herdman had the same drugs in his system, ecstasy (amphetimine although could be from the ecstasy) and alcohol when he got lost looking for his dog.  He died from blunt force trauma but I"m sure it was drug related (bad trip and got lost).  Stay away from   hallucinogens. 

Dawn Ramos
Dawn Ramos

Welllll there was a lot of that there Kathy I mean hellllllllo it's like a rave haha

Ivan Zam
Ivan Zam

Ban the event complete nonsense

Christina Bryden
Christina Bryden

It's very sad what happened but what's really sad is that there is no education taken prior to doing any drug. Taking drugs isn't something you mess with ! You want to try something you definitely don't buy drugs at festivals. There are many websites such as pill reports.com that will educate someone prior to taking x . So sorry for this girls family. :(

Aja Ruiz
Aja Ruiz

These fucken kids mix meth and mdma together and then drink a 5hr energy shot!

Dallace Seiuli
Dallace Seiuli

The mdma was evil, it should be illegal,then people won't be able to get it

Chris J Caroselli
Chris J Caroselli

Jizz is a component of your brain because every time you get off your knees and stop sucking dick, you write this kind of bullshit.

Chris J Caroselli
Chris J Caroselli

Tragic loss to humanity, let me tell you. That picture just screams "Useful to the world" in more ways than one.

Meliza Mendoza
Meliza Mendoza

I think i went to school with this girl. How sad! Wonder if her "friends" were watching out for her..

Stephen Robinson
Stephen Robinson

Great this just means more "Raves" will be moving to Vegas.

Jennifer Salazar
Jennifer Salazar

Best way to prevent this is to NOT take drugs. So sorry for her family.

Jamie Nicole Rocha
Jamie Nicole Rocha

My sister's friend was with the girl as she was slipping away. She said that she was with her and was holding her hand as paramedics just stood there and did nothing. She didn't know the girl but was pissed that paramedics was useless.

Sarah McKinley
Sarah McKinley

Ecstasy can be cut with meth and other drugs. So, meth is a component of ecstasy.

Andrew Kuebbing
Andrew Kuebbing

Methamphetamine is NOT a "component" of ecstasy. "Ecstasy" is MDMA, a compound closely related in chemical structure to methamphetamine.

Cameron Knight
Cameron Knight

No one to Blame but herself.. It's sad my condolences go out to her family

labmonkey_
labmonkey_

@949girl ecstasy is not a hallucinogen, if anything stay away from meth

labmonkey_
labmonkey_

its already illegal and that is why people want to try it

labmonkey_
labmonkey_

Sorry but just saying no doesn't work, remember the campaign JUST SAY NO TO DRUGS?, education is the best prevention!

949girl
949girl topcommenter

@labmonkey_ @949girl Ecstasy is both a stimulant and a hallucinogen, since it speeds up the workings of the central nervous system and alters the user's perception of reality.  But I agree with you on staying away from meth!


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