The band say that the police 'suspect suicide' regarding the incident
Boston celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys were involved in a road accident over the weekend which left one person dead.
According to Associated Press, the group’s tour bus “struck and killed a pedestrian” early Sunday morning (November 17) just outside of Austin, Texas. The band had been travelling to Dallas airport from a gig in San Antonio the night prior to drop off a member of the band.
The band took to Facebook to announce that they’ve been forced to cancel a show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, issuing the following statement:
“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 onto Tulsa… As much as it pains us to miss a show and we truly apologize for it, we’d like to stop and acknowledge that a man has lost his life. Please keep him and any family he might have in your prayers.”
Dropkick Murphys have not stated how their future shows will be affected.