New reports confirm that police have identified the young woman as Caroline Friedman, a concertgoer travelling in from Philadelphia. It was early Sunday morning that Friedman was found unresponsive in a camping area at Dover International Speedway. She was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
At the moment authorities have not made known her cause of death but do not suspect foul play while they await an autopsy and toxicology report.
Organizers of the annual festival released a statement on the matter:
“We express our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Ms. Friedman. We are fully cooperating with the Dover Police Department with their investigation of this morning’s event.”
Friedman was among tens of thousands of fans who made the trek to catch a lineup that included the likes of Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, PNB Rock, SZA.
This tragic news arrives in conjunction with a fatal shooting that took at least one life and injured 20 others at a New Jersey music and arts festival after two gunmen opened fire at the Trenton Art All Night Festival early Sunday morning. The remainder of the two-day event was since cancelled.
“Our hearts ache and our eyes are blurry but our dedication and resolve to building a better Trenton through community, creativity and inspiration will never fade,” wrote organizers in a Facebook post.