British Boy Band Killed In Crash!
As if teen girls needed another reason to be emotional, an entire British boy band has been killed in Sweden.
The band had just played as part of the live up for the “Where’s The Music?” festival. They were on their way to their next show in Guildford in Surrey. A venue called The Boiler Room was their destination.
They never made it. All 4 members of the up and coming group Viola Beach, along with their manager, lost their live is a car crash on Saturday.
Their Nissan Qashqai drove through a gap in a bridge that had been raised to allow a boat to pass. Police explained that the bridge is designed so that the middle section “rises directly upwards without tilting, leaving a gap .”
Prior to the gap there is a barrier with flashing lights and warning signs.
“For some reason, the car drove through the barriers and crashed down into the canal,” Inspector Martin Bergholm stated.
An eyewitness described the event. “They passed me and in front of me was a taxi and the car smashed the side of this car and then they go in the barrier, then I don’t see anything more of the car, the lights were gone.”
Divers recovered the bodies of Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe, Jack Dakin and manager Craig Tarry, The victims ranged from ages 20-35.
The debut single for Viola Beach, “Swings & Waterslides,” was released last year.
BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens said the group was “incredibly promising”.
Dave Pichilingi, a music promoter who booked the band for a festival last year, called them a “hungry, energetic, amazing” band who were on the verge of great things.”
Tributes to the band have already started pouring in from their friends and fans.
© 2016 Vianna Vaughan