Teen Dies After Being Found Unresponsive at Lollapalooza - NBC Southern California

Teen Dies After Being Found Unresponsive at Lollapalooza

The teen was identified as 16-year-old Evan Kitz-Miller, of Mundelein

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    Cleanup Begins After Chicago's Lollapalooza Festival

    Lollapalooza came to a close Sunday, marking another year in which the iconic music festival drew hundreds of thousands of fans to Chicago's Grant Park. Sandra Torres reports.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 6, 2018)

    A suburban Chicago teenager died after being found unresponsive at the Lollapalooza music festival Sunday night, authorities said.

    Evan Kitz-Miller, 16, was found unresponsive at around 7:51 p.m. in the 300 block of East Randolph Street, according to Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

    Kitz-Miller, of the 21000 block of West Bittersweet Drive in Mundelein, was taken via private ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead just before 9 p.m., officials said.

    Further details surrounding the incident were not immediately available and a death investigation remained ongoing, according to Chicago police.

    Kitz-Miller was attending the music festival in Grant Park, according to Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

    "The safety and security of festival attendees is our top priority," OEMC spokeswoman Melissa Stratton said in a statement.

    "We are saddened to learn that an individual transported from the event in critical condition last night due to a medical emergency has since passed away," she continued, adding, "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time."

    "We are saddened to learn of the death of an individual who attended Lollapalooza on Sunday," a spokeswoman for the festival said in a statement. "The individual’s family and loved ones are in our thoughts during this difficult time. We have no further information at this time."

    The first three days of Lollapalooza saw a combined total of seven arrests and 119 attendees taken to area hospitals, officials said. Statistics on the fourth day were not immediately available. 

    Each of the first three days saw more than 100,000 attendees apiece, officials said, for a total of 325,930 people.