Fast Horses organizers MI – Someone quickly scrolling through horse festival social media or not familiar with the festival will know that four festival-related deaths have occurred.
The body of a 30-year-old woman was found on the festival grounds around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30. Police later identified the woman as Melissa Donna Havens. Police are asking for help in locating a man who saw her within 24 hours of her body being identified.
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Fast Horses organizers At approximately 1:27 a.m. on Saturday, police received calls from several unresponsive people at the campsite near Michigan International Speedway. Emergency responders arrived at the scene at the corner of US-12 and Brooklyn highways and found five men in an unanswered trailer.
According to a festival map, sites in the region are associated with the festival and attendees can purchase their tickets as well as campgrounds.
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Three of the five men were pronounced dead at the scene and two were taken to a local hospital in critical condition. The incident is being investigated for possible exposure to carbon monoxide from the generator located near the trailer.
Despite four dead and two seriously injured, festival organizers will not make any statement or comment on the incident.
Festival organizers are working with local authorities and as this is an ongoing investigation, organizers have requested to go to the police for all investigations, said Courtney Johansson, public relations manager for the festival.
Fast Horse has spread the word on social media and celebrates country music and camp festivals. The latest festival articles feature content from major performing artists, without any mention of the four festival festivals in attendance.
On the Quick Horse Facebook page, the festival wrote “An ‘unforgettable’ Saturday night! Thomas Rat knows how to party!”
The post mentions Saturday’s title artist Thomas Ratt and his song “Unforgettable”. Most of the comments praised Rate’s performance, while a few mentioned the death of festival-goers.
“A celebrity posted without expressing sympathy to one of the family members about the unfortunate situation that arose at the event,” a Facebook user wrote in the post.
The death was announced before the evening of Saturday, July 17, by Michigan State Police and the Lenaue County Sheriff.