Laura Lynch, an original member of the Dixie Chicks, was hit in a head-on automobile collision in Texas. Terrible footage reveals debris from the accident.
Friday afternoon, the 65-year-old singer was killed instantaneously when her Ford F-150 was hit by a westbound vehicle that tried to pass two automobiles on the highway just outside of El Paso.
According to the video, as smoke began to billow from Lynch’s automobile, a motorist who had pulled over to the side of the road unbuckled the country star’s seatbelt and helped her out of the wreck.
Lynch was pronounced dead at the site, while the driver of the second car was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
It was subsequently verified that the singer had passed away by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
According to Mick Lynch, the musician’s cousin, Laura died on Friday evening while traveling around 1.5 hours east from El Paso, TX, to Dell City, a short trip.
In 1989, Lynch co-founded the iconic girl group The Dixie Chicks with Martie Erwin, Emily Erwin, and Robin Lynn Macy. She first played upright bass and then took over lead vocals.
In their early years, they mostly performed as a Texas-based outfit that traveled the neighboring states with a bluegrass/traditional country feel.
Their first album, 1990’s “Thank Heavens for Dale Evans,” failed to provide any hits that reached the top of the charts. Lynch left the band in 1995 to be replaced by Natalie Maines.
Lynch’s departure was a case of bad timing. She explained she was moving on a new path, prioritizing her family and personal life. Lynch has continued to lead a pretty secluded life since then, and in interviews, she has denied any remorse for her choice.
The Dixie Chicks took off in the years that followed.