Published On: Sun, Jul 18th, 2021

4 Michigan Festivalgoers Dead; 3 Exposed to Carbon Monoxide

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BROOKLYN, Mich.—At least four people died while attending a weekend country music festival in southern Michigan, including three men who likely succumbed to carbon monoxide exposure inside a travel trailer, authorities said Saturday. Two more men were in critical condition at a hospital from the same exposure, the Lenawee County sheriff’s office said. The five men were in their early 20s. A concerned friend called 911 around 1:30 p.m. when he had not heard from them during the Faster Horses Festival at Michigan International Speedway, 80 miles west of Detroit. They were staying at a campground outside the festival grounds in Woodstock Township. “This tragic incident is being investigated as a suspected carbon monoxide exposure from a generator located very near the travel trailer,” the sheriff’s office said on Twitter. Separately, state police reported the death of a 30-year-old woman, Melissa Havens of Croswell. The cause and manner was unknown, …

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