Two people dead, 19 hospitalized after Mass. concert

By News Staff


MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) – Police say two people died and 19 others were hospitalized after an all-day concert in a Boston suburb.

The IDentity Festival concert at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Thursday featured techno music and artists including Eric Prydz, Paul van Dyk and Wolfgang Carter.

Authorities say a 19-year-old man from Acton and a 27-year-old man from Syracuse, N.Y., died after overdosing on drugs and alcohol.

Police say 45 people were arrested at the festival for drug possession, underage drinking, assault and battery, and possessing fake IDs.

The festival moved on to Bristow, Va., on Friday.