9-year-old Dallas boy dies after crushing Astroworld Festival

9-year-old Dallas boy dies after crushing Astroworld Festival

Houston A 9-year-old Dallas boy became the youngest person to die of injuries sustained during a crowd at the Astroworld Music Festival in Houston.

Family attorney Ben Crump said Ezra Blount of Dallas died Sunday at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

Ezra was placed in a medical coma after suffering serious injuries on November 5, crushing fans during a performance by rapper Travis Scott, the star of the festival.

He is the tenth person to die in the festival.

“The Blount family is sad tonight over the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son,” Crump said in a news release Sunday evening. “It shouldn’t have been the result of taking their son to a prom, it shouldn’t have been a joyous celebration.”

Triston Blount, Ezra’s father, described what happened on November 5 in a post on a GoFundMe page he created to help defray Ezra’s medical expenses. He said that Ezra was sitting on his shoulders when a crowd of people crushed them. Blount said the father lost consciousness and when he came in, Ezra was missing. A frantic search ensued until Ezra was eventually found in the hospital, seriously injured.

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The boy sustained severe damage to his brain, kidney and liver after being “kicked, stomped, stomped and nearly crushed to death,” according to a lawsuit his family brought against Scott and event organizer, Live Nation. The Blount family is seeking at least $1 million in damages.

The ages of the others who died ranged from 14 to 27 years old. About 300 people were treated at the festival site and 13 were taken to hospital.

Houston Police and Fire Department investigators said they are reviewing surveillance videos provided by Live Nation party promoter, as well as dozens of clips that people in the show have shared widely on social media. The investigators also planned to speak with Live Nation representatives, Scott, and concertgoers. Scott and the event organizers are now the focus of a criminal investigation.

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