British band Viola Beach killed in Swedish car crash

by SpeedLux

All 4 participants of the British indie band Viola Beach have passed away in Sweden after the automobile they were taking a trip in crashed off a bridge that had been opened to let a watercraft pass below, regional cops stated.

A witness to the crash in Stockholm stated a variety of cars had quit at a barrier on the bridge when a car, travelling at as much as 80km/h, drove with the blinking lights, collapsed into a light beam and disappeared off the side.

The automobile plunged greater than 25 metres right into a canal concerning 2.30 am on Saturday, Swedish cops said.

All 4 participants of the Warrington-based band – Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe as well as Jack Dakin – passed away in the crash, along with their supervisor, Craig Tarry, that was likewise in the vehicle.

Viola Beach had played at a Swedish music event on Friday and also were set up to open up for headline musicians Blooms at a show in Guildford, outside London, on Saturday.
Nevertheless, the songs location claimed in a statement it needed to terminate the gig after learning Viola Beach had actually been associated with a crash.

“We are saddened and devastated as information have actually emerged of this heartbreaking accident. Our thoughts are with friends and family,” the venue Boileroom stated.

The bridge where the crash took place has a middle part that rises directly up-wards without tilting, leaving a gap right into which the Nissan Qashqai drove, police stated.

An obstacle, 50 metres before the opening, had flashing signs as well as lights advising the bridge was opening.

A truck driver, Jonny Alexandersson, who saw the collision, informed Swedish news organisation Aftonbladet that a variety of vehicles were quit at the barrier when a vehicle drove previous them at “at the very least 70-80km/ h”.

“Many have been extremely surprised by this,” he said.

Inspector Martin Bergholm said that, according to witnesses, the automobile drove through the barriers before crashing into the canal.

“There were no brake marks when traveling and it’s extremely tough to say exactly how fast the automobile was going at the moment,” he said.

He told Aftonbladet: “The witnesses simply saw a car next to them as well as kind of disappear. The only people who recognized exactly what took place inside the car are dead.”
Cops divers have recuperated the bodies of the five guys.

The family members of Reeves, the band’s guitarist, launched a statement claiming they were “sad adhering to River’s awful fatality as well as the scenarios which have seen him shed his life along with the bandmates and also manager he really liked and also liked being with”.

“Viola Beach were on such an amazing journey and also River could possibly not have been happier. He would certainly have enjoyed to have actually remained for the party,” his household stated.

The band launched their debut single Swings & Waterslides last year.

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