The American punk-rock band Dropkick Murphys were involved in a fatal accident last night in Texas.
While the band was travelling to Dallas airport, a pedestrian ran in front of their tour bus, the man was struck and killed.
Local police are investigating the tragic incident. A spokeswoman for the Texas police department, Angelique Myers, said they received a call alerting them to the incident shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
Police have not named the victim, identifying him only as a “white man.” They are expected to release more information on the victim on today.
Dropkick Murphys posted a statement on Facebook: “After last nights San Antonio show we were enroute to the Dallas airport to drop off Al and then continue on to Tulsa (as we mentioned yesterday Al is flying home for the funeral of a life long friend).”
“Just north of Austin we were involved in a tragic and fatal accident when a pedestrian suddenly ran onto the highway in front of our tour bus. Police suspect a suicide. We were left with a driver that has been severely shaken up by the accident and a bus too damaged to continue.”
“We tried every possible way to get our band and gear to Tulsa but we’ve simply run out of time. Thank you all so much for your compassion. We appreciate the thoughts and prayers on behalf of all involved.”
The band’s manager Jeff Castelaz wrote: “The band is pretty shaken up and don’t want to talk about the situation, especially since they don’t even know if the family has been notified yet.”
Dropkick Murphys are expected to continue their tour with a scheduled performance in Mexico City later this week.