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10 September 2016

21-year-old Dies From Injuries Sustained During Music Festival Held at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Kurt Stelzig, 21 of Rock Hill, South Carolina, died in the hospital last week from injuries sustained in a twenty to thirty foot fall during a music festival held at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Henry County Coroner Donald Cleveland says his office was notified of the death by Grady Memorial Hospital. No autopsy was needed, according to Cleveland.

Stelzig's family confirmed his death in a 2 September 2016 Facebook posting.

Brenda Janousek, Kurt Stelzig's aunt, shared an update on the young man's condition (pictured right) shortly before he died.

"Kurt fell off a balcony at the Atlanta Motor Speedway while attending a music festival in the wee hours of Monday morning," Janousek's update read. "He fell 20-30 feet/ 6-9 metres and landed on his head on concrete. He was air lifted to one of Emory University's Trauma Centers. His life has been hanging by a thread ever since."

Georgia Unfiltered has left messages with Henry County officials, seeking information on the cause of death and whether any criminal investigations are currently underway. We've also reached out to Imagine Music Festival organizers. The Imagine Music Festival was a 3-day event at Atlanta Motor Speedway that occurred during the same time as Stelzig's fall at the venue.

Funeral services for Kurt Stelzig are scheduled for 10 September 2016 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Kurt Stelzig Memorial Fund, House to House Christian Community Development Ministry at