The incident happened while the victim was trying to cross I-24
A 22-year-old festival-goer from Kentucky has died at Bonnaroo festival after being hit by two vehicles.
The deceased – now known to be Casey Young – was attempting to cross the busy I-24 highway in Manchester, Tennessee when he ran into the side of a tractor-trailer, rebounded and was hit by a Jeep Cherokee.
Police initially identified the body by Young’s Bonnaroo t-shirt and Bonnaroo festival wristband. Early reports also revealed that the victim had drugs and alcohol in his system, according to Rolling Stone.
Bonnaroo isn’t a festival unfamiliar with deaths, unfortunately.
Last year a 47-year-old man collapsed from a pre-existing cardiac condition and died at the festival. Media reports claimed his was the 12th death in the festival’s 14-year history. With 2016’s fatality, that would notch numbers up to 13 deaths in 15 years.
In 2013, while en route to Bonnaroo, two people were killed and five others injured in a 10-car pile-up on the I-24.
Then in 2011 24-year-old Christopher William Yoder died due to hyperthermia, reports suggested at the time, followed by the death of 32-year-old festival-goer Beth Myers, whose body was found on the opening day of the popular American music event.