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Tragic news today out of the music world:

The tour bus carrying Jason Aldean and members of his crew stuck and killed a pedestrian in Knox, County Indiana around 1:30 a.m., sheriff department officials confirm.

The victim has been identified as Albert Kennedy and the police report states that he “walked out into the middle of the roadway” while the vehicle was traveling northbound on US 41.

Jason Aldean Vacations with Brittany Kerr Aldean

It has been confirmed that Aldean was on the bus at the time of the accident, with the coroner pronouncing Kennedy dead “from trauma to the head and chest.”


An investigation is underway and Aldean has released the following statement on Facebook:

“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.”

It doesn’t remotely compare, of course, but Aldean was involved in a very different kind of scandal earlier this year: he filed for divorce from his wife after the country star was caught cheating.