21-Year-Old Dies after Falling on Dance Floor in Badlands Nightclub

SACRAMENTO — A 21-year-old man died after falling on the dance floor in a midtown Sacramento nightclub.

Around 9:40 p.m., Basilio Cervantes fell in Badlands Dance Club on K Street and sustained head injuries.

He later died at a local hospital.

The Sacramento Police Department investigated the incident and reviewed video taken in the nightclub. In the footage, Basilio could be seen walking into Badlands around 9:10 p.m. and walks toward the dance floor to meet some friends.

Just after 9:30 p.m., he lost his footing while dancing with a friend and holding a drink, which is when he fell.

Basilio was responsive when staff spoke to him following the fall.

The police department determined there was no foul play involved in Cervantes’ death.

On Monday Badlands released the following statement, that said in part:

“The entire Badlands community is saddened to learn one of its patrons has passed away after a tragic accident that occurred on the dance floor early Saturday night March 3, 2018 less than 30 minutes after arriving at Badlands.”