Coachella Concertgoer Struck and Killed By Train Near Festival Grounds
Jannik Andersen, a 23-year-old San Diego native and University of Colorado student, was struck and killed by a train near the Coachella music festival this past weekend.
The accident occurred four miles from the festival grounds at 3:05AM. He was declared dead at a nearby hospital at 3:42AM. The Union Railroad Police are still investigating the circumstances of Andersen’s death, and officials said it is still too early to determine whether drugs and alcohol played a role.
Andersen’s friends confirmed he was in Indio, Calif., for Coachella’s first weekend and had attended the music festival in previous years. They said he was looking forward to seeing AC/DC and Mac DeMarco at this year’s event.
“He had the wildest and strangest taste in music,” Cody Cooper, a college friend of Andersen’s, told the Boulder Daily Camera. “But they were always great tunes.”
Cooper added that Andersen was “the most genuine and energetic dude, no matter the situation.”
Coachella’s first weekend closed on Sunday, April 12. It will resume next weekend, April 17-19.