Country singer Lindsey Lagestee, who performed with the cover band Dixie Crush, has died aged 25 after being struck by a car.
According to Taste of Country, Lagestee was walking toward Firewater Saloon in Chicago, where the band was set to play that night (14 February), when she was hit by a car while crossing the street.
She was then transported to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, where she died of her injuries.
News of her death was confirmed by the band in a Facebook post.
“Some of you may have already heard the terrible news, but It is with the heaviest of hearts, we sadly share that Lindsey Renee passed away on Monday due to complications from the accident last Friday,” the post, alongside a photo of Lagestee, read.
“Our hearts are broken over this senseless tragedy.”
“Lindsey was a founding member of Dixie Crush back in 2015. From the very beginning, everyone knew she was something special. Her Uncle Tony described her best as a supernova.
“Above and beyond her beautiful voice, Lindsey just had a way of connecting with every audience leaving an indelible impression. Not only would she give an amazing performance, but after every show, Lindsey would come offstage, take time to meet anyone who wanted to say hi, take pictures, and build friendships.”
The post concluded: “Above and beyond being an incredible performer, great friend, and the best bandmate, Lindsey was a loving daughter to Linda and Vaughn, compassionate sister to Lauren, Carrie, and Samantha, adoring aunt to Andrew, Colin, Danielle, Alexander, and Amber, and wonderful girlfriend to Kevin.”
Dixie Crush was founded in 2015, and the group has since played more than 250 shows around the Midwest.
Lagestee was also a pharmacist and graduated with a doctorate from Midwestern University.
Lagestee’s family have set up a GoFundMe page in her name.