Young Yakima Valley Man Among Dead at Travis Scott Concert
A Yakima Valley native was among the eight people killed at a Travis Scott concert over the weekend.
The concert held at the Astroworld Festival in Houston featured a two-day event featuring Drake and Travis Scott that came to a halt on Friday night as eight people including two teenagers were killed when the crowd surged forward.
Who Is Axel Acosta?
Axel Acosta, 21, attended Highland High School in Cowiche and was attending Western Washington University studying computer science. Acosta's father Edgar identified Alex according to an article posted by KOMO.
Is Axel Acosta From Washington State?
According to the article, Acosta traveled to the music festival from Washington State by himself and attended the concert on Friday night.
How Many Killed At The Astroworld Festival
Acosta was among the eight people killed when the concert crowd surged forward, rushing the stage.
A second night of the Astroworld Festival was canceled after the tragic accident of the night before.
There already have been lawsuits filed against the festival organizers, Travis Scott and Drake, and the incident is still under investigation.
Acosta's Had Some Issues Identifying His Son With Local Police
Edgar Acosta did say that he had a tough time filing a missing person's report with local police when Axel didn't call or contact the family after the concert.
At the time of this writing, 13 others remain hospitalized from their injuries.
The incident is still under investigation and you can read more about the incident here.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families dealing with the horrible tragedy that occurred at the Astroworld Festival over the weekend.
Several memorials are already being planned for the victims of this tragic accident.