Cory Collins, 24, of Harrisburg has been identified by the Hardin County coroner as the man who died Friday at the Gathering of the Juggalos in rural Hardin County.

Hardin County Coroner Jessica Cullum said a cause of death for Collins is pending the results of toxicology tests that should be available in a few weeks.

Illinois State Police are conducting an investigation of his death, she said.

Collins was found dead at the Hog Rock campground, where the five-day gathering is now in its sixth year.

Cullum said she received a call at 3 p.m. Friday in reference to the death.

There have been three earlier deaths associated with the gathering in previous years: one heat-related, another drug-related, and a third a drowning.

Arrests at the gathering this year have been on charges involving drugs, theft and aggravated battery.

The drug of choice this year seems to be 25I-NBOMe, aka 25i or N-Bomb, a designer drug that can cause hallucinations, according to the sheriff’s department. Emergency responders have dealt with double-digit calls for apparent overdoses.


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