The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary in Manchester, Tennessee, and while the attendees are enjoying themselves, reports like more than 100 attendees being arrested on the festival’s first day are putting a negative spotlight on the event. The latest tragic news to come out of the festival is the death of a 22-year-old attendee, who was struck and killed by two cars on a highway near the festival site.
The victim, identified as Casey J. Young, jumped over a guard rail near the McMinnville Highway Exit on Interstate 24 near Grant Park, Bonnaroo’s venue, right after 1 a.m. early Saturday morning. After jumping over the guard rail, a tractor trailer struck Young and bounced him into the path of a Jeep Cherokee, which fatally hit him. Investigators presume Young as a Bonnaroo attendee due to wearing both a 2016 wristband and a festival t-shirt. According to Sgt. Alan Bailey of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, both involved drivers are cooperating with the investigation and Young’s body will undergo an autopsy to test for drugs and alcohol.
H/T: The Manchester Times