According to their record label, the two members of the British indie group Her’s were killed in a ghost accident in Arizona. Trevor Engelbrektson, their tour manager, Stephen Fitzpatrick, 24, and Audun Laading, 25, were killed in a collision early Wednesday.
Authorities reported that in the wrong direction driver of the Nissan pickup truck and three passengers in the Ford bus were killed when they collided head-on with Interstate 10 near Centennial, Arizona, about 75 miles west of Phoenix.
According to CBS station KPHO-TV, the truck driver was identified as Francisco Edward Rebollar, 63, of California. Uncertainty remained as to whether drunkenness played a role in the collision, despite the Arizona Department of Public Safety reporting the discovery of an alcohol container in the wreckage.
On a 19 concert North American tour, the duo was traveling to a show in Santa Ana, California, after performing at The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix on Tuesday. The record label issued a statement saying: “We are all heartbroken.” Their strength, talent and energy were the hallmarks of our brand.
The band posted a message on Facebook on Monday stating: It’s almost time for the boys to go home. The US tour has gone smoothly so far.” “Had a *xy sunset date with the Grand Canyon tonight.”
The Liverpool-based groupdubbed “one of the UK’s best loved up and coming bands”, released their debut album “Invitation to Her’s”, last year. At the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Fitzpatrick, of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, and Laading, of Kristiansand, Norway, first interaction (LIPA). Both graduated in 2016.
“The two bonded because they shared a taste for weird, sarcastic humor and sharp insights. Dream pop group Hers is the logical continuation of their decipherment of the cultures in which they grew up,” states their biography on the Heist of Hit website.
A commemoration and fundraising on April 2 will be held in Minneapolis in memory of Engelbrektson, a married father of two from Minnesota, according to CBS Minnesota. The Rebel Lounge posted on Facebook on Thursday saying: “We were privileged to host them on their US tour.” We never expected this to be their last performance. They earned much more.
Fitzpatrick, age 24, Laading, age 25, and their tour manager, Minneapolis native Trevor Engelbrektson, age 37, were killed in a head-on accident and associated car fire at 1 a.m. March 27, 2019. to Milepost 68 on Interstate 10, west of Tonopah, Arizona.
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