Advertisement

Astroworld concert crush: Lawyer says 21-year-old victim died of compressive asphyxiation, was trampled on by crowd following cardiac arrest

Following the Astroworld concert stampede, where a "crowd rush" left eight dead and hundreds of people injured, Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee addressed media on Monday about his clients' son, 21- year-old Axel Acosta, who died at the concert during rapper Travis Scott's performance. Buzbee revealed Acosta's cause of death, stating the young man died of compressive asphyxiation due to the weight of the crowd pushing, and he then collapsed due to cardiac arrest and was trampled on. "The air was literally slowly squeezed out of him," said the lawyer. He did not clarify if the cause of death was determined by an autopsy.