Coachella festival-goer dies of suspected overdose

Before the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off on Friday, Indio police were investigating a death connected to last weekend’s festivities. The Riverside County sheriff-coroner called it the result of an apparent drug or alcohol overdose.

A 24-year-old woman in Indio at last weekend's festival died Thursday, the Riverside County sheriff-coroner said Friday morning.

Kimchi Truong of Oakland collapsed while attending Coachella on Saturday and was taken to JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio.

Truong was then transferred to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, where she remained until she was pronounced dead on Thursday.

Indio police spokesman Benjamin Guitron said authorities were investigating and said more information would be released. The coroner's office will run toxicology tests to determine what caused the woman’s death. 

In 2008, a 21-year-old La Mesa man who attended the festival died after being found unresponsive at a private camping area unaffiliated with the official Coachella campsite.

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