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Luke Combs Pays The Funeral Costs For The Lives Lost At Faster Horses

Becca Ballard

Luke Combs, one of the headliners of Michigan’s Faster Horses country music festival, has paid to cover the funeral costs of three fans who died at the music and camping festival earlier this month.

The three men were found dead after suspected carbon monoxide exposure inside a travel trailer near Michigan's Faster Horses Festival at the Michigan International Speedway. Two others were also found unresponsive, but alive. These men were taken from the Woodstock Township campground to a Toledo hospital where they are still in critical condition. The preliminary investigation showed that a generator too close to the camper produced the fatal gases that killed the three men and put the two others in the hospital.

Organizers did address the use of generators at campsites on their festival fact sheet, saying generators can be used except in the infield. But the approval came with a warning.

"Campsites are very close together, so we request that all Festival campers be considerate of their camping neighbors when utilizing a generator," the fact sheet says. "To avoid excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and noise, please 'pipe up' internal generators. This will allow the exhaust to be released above the RV and not into your neighbors' camping area."

Faster Horses, which launched in 2013, is also known as the "three-day hillbilly sleepover" because most fest-goers camp at sites in and around the racetrack where cars can zoom around at 215 mph to 220 mph.

The three young fans — Dawson Brown, 20; Richie Mays, 20, and Kole Sova, 19 — died inside their travel trailer from apparent carbon monoxide exposure. Their bodies were found Saturday, July 17th. Combs headlined Faster Horses the previous night.

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to benefit the victims and their families.

About Faster Horses Festival

Faster Horses Festival is a three day event full of concerts by huge country artists, camping at Michigan International Speedway and festival rides, booths and food. Faster Horses is held at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.

This year's lineup included: Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi, Tracy Lawrence, Chris Lane, Russel Dickerson, Mitchell Tenpenny, Hardy, Riley Green, Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, David Lee Murphy, Ingrid Andress, Gone West, Dee Jay Silver and so many more!

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