Former Blaine County Detective Files Suit Against A Music Festival


By Paul Johnson

Hailey, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Former Blaine County Sheriff Detective Corey Weatherly filed a lawsuit against a list of defendants including the 2012 MASSV music festival. Weatherly and his wife Real, claim that he suffered permanent injuries after a man fell on him. The man, identified as Austin Cruz, fell from a roof at 240 Main in Ketchum, striking Weatherly. The suit claims the accident happened in the early morning hours of July 15, 2012. The suit claims the festival was to accommodate attendees 21 and under and that the city of Ketchum agreed to help sponsor and coordinate the festival. It says that MASSV was aware that festival goers were accessing the rooftop. At about 1:45, Cruz negligently fell from the rooftop after he fell asleep. His blood Alcohol percentage was .216 when he was in the hospital at 3:20 am, the suit claims.
Named as defendants in the lawsuit are, MASSV Music Festival 2012, Organizer Brent Russell, Austin Cruz, the city of Ketchum and Christopher Werry who it’s claimed by the suit was responsible for keeping people off of the roof.

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