Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, died at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Maryland. Police say his death appears to have been the result of a drug overdose.
Viscardi, who was a student at the University of Maryland, was attending the all-day Mad Decent Block Party at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on Friday.
In a statement provided by his sister, the family say the death was “a terrible mishap” and believe Viscardi was given a bottle of water that “contained a substance, unbeknownst to him, to which he had a toxic reaction.”
Police said they believe MDMA, a synthetic psychoactive drug known as ecstasy or Molly, was used at the concert, but officials are still working to determine what type of drugs were in Viscardi’s system at the time of his death.
Police say 20 other people were also taken to the hospital during the concert. A 17-year-old from Virginia later died after being transported. Police say many of the cases appeared to be drug-related.
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