Country star Jason Aldean’s tour bus struck and killed a pedestrian in the early hours of Monday morning as they traveled a rural road in Indiana.
The man, identified as Albert Kennedy, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Albert Kennedy of Vincennes, Indiana “walked out into the middle of” U.S. Highway 41 North at about 1:30 a.m., when he was fatally struck by the tour bus.
The county coroner pronounced Kennedy, 49, dead at the scene due to head and chest trauma.
Sheriff Michael Morris said the bus driver was “absolutely not” at fault in the crash. He said there had been numerous reports of Kennedy walking along the highway in the past.
Knox County Sheriff Michel Morris said that the CMA award winner Aldean was on the bus at the time of the fatal collision.
Jason Aldean posted on his Twitter account and website today in the wake of the tragedy.
Aldean, 36, tweeted his condolences, “With a heavy heart, I’m sad to say that a man passed away last night after stepping out in front of my bus in Indiana. In all the years I’ve been touring and all the miles we’ve driven, nothing prepares you for something like this to happen. I’m praying for Albert Kennedy’s family and friends today and ask that you do the same.”
Aldean was on his way from Nashville to Illinois for a brief vacation before the Country Music Awards next week.
The country crooner is a three time Grammy Award nominee and has won multiple Country Music Awards.
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