Laura Lynch Obituary – Car Accident: Founding member of the U.S. country band “Dixie Chicks,” killed in head-on crash on US 62 in Texas.
Law enforcement announced on Saturday, December 23, that Laura Lynch, a founding member of the American country band “Dixie Chicks,” was killed in a head-on collision on US 62 in Texas.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a driver who was traveling west tried to pass another vehicle when they collided head-on with Lynch’s pickup truck on US 62.
Lynch was declared deceased on the spot. The driver of the pickup truck that collided with her vehicle was brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the vehicle took fire.
The band confirmed Lynch’s tragic death via a social media post.
“Laura was a bright light…her infectious energy and humor gave a spark to the early days of our band. Laura had a gift for design, a love of all things Texas and was instrumental in the early success of the band.”
“Her undeniable talents helped propel us beyond busking on street corners to stages all across Texas and the mid-West. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this sad time,” band members; Emily, Martie & Natalie said in a tribute post.
Lynch was 65 years old.
The Chicks (previously the Dixie Chicks) are an American country music band from Dallas, Texas. Since 1995, the band has consisted of Natalie Maines (lead vocals, guitar) and sisters Martie Maguire (vocals, fiddle, mandolin, guitar) and Emily Strayer (vocals, guitar, banjo, Dobro). Maguire and Strayer, both née Erwin, founded the band in 1989 in Dallas, Texas, with bassist Laura Lynch and vocalist and guitarist Robin Lynn Macy. They performed bluegrass and country music, busking and touring the bluegrass festival circuits and small venues for six years without attracting a major label. In 1992, Macy left and Lynch became the lead vocalist.
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