Three Michigan festivalgoers exposed to carbon monoxide, four dead
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — At least four people died while participating in a weekend country music festival in southern Michigan, including three men who had the potential to succumb to carbon monoxide inside a car. tourist trailers, authorities said Saturday.
The Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office said two other men were in critical condition at a hospital from a similar exposure. Five men in their 20s.
A concerned friend called 911 around 1:30 pm when he had not heard from them during the Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway, 80 miles (128.7 kilometers) west of Detroit. They were staying at a campsite outside the festival grounds in Woodstock Town.
“This tragic incident is being investigated on suspicion of carbon monoxide exposure from a generator located very close to the tourist trailer,” the sheriff’s office said on Twitter.
Separately, state police announced the death of a 30-year-old woman, Melissa Havens of Croswell.
The state police said the cause and manner are still unknown, although investigators are looking for the suspect.
“Detectives want the public to know that there is no danger or threat to music festival attendees,” state police said.
The three-day festival is expected to end on Sunday. Its titles include Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, and Jason Aldean.