Family of Youngest Astroworld Victim Seeks Justice in Jury Trial
The last wrongful death lawsuit related to the 2021 Astroworld Festival has been set to go to trial in September, according to a Harris County judge. The lawsuit, filed by the family of 23-year-old Madison Dubiski, focuses on the death of 9-year-old Ezra Blount, the youngest of 10 people who died during the crowd surge at NRG Park in Houston on November 5. Blount was hospitalized and remained in a medically induced coma after suffering brain, liver, and kidney trauma. His family is suing rapper Travis Scott, the festival's promoter Live Nation, and other companies involved, including Apple, Inc., which livestreamed the deadly concert. Jury selection for the trial is set to begin on September 10, making it the first Astroworld Festival case to go before a jury. The terms of the settlements for the other nine wrongful death lawsuits have remained confidential. The ten people who were killed at the festival died from compression asphyxia. More than 2,000 injury cases related to the incident remain pending.