(Taste of Country) – Jason Aldean was onboard his tour bus when a man who reportedly walked in front of it was struck and killed early Monday morning (Oct. 28). Albert Kennedy was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries have been reported, although details are scarce.
ABC News reports that Kennedy walked into the middle of US 41 North near Vincennes, Ind. (two hours southwest of Indianapolis) and was hit at approximately 1:28AM Monday. The Knox County sheriff confirmed the accident and that Aldean was on the bus at the time. A coroner at the scene pronounced Kennedy “deceased from trauma to the head and chest.”
The singer released the following statement via Twitter on Monday afternoon:
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’s not clear why Aldean was in Indiana. The final date of his Night Train Tour was scheduled for Oct. 26 date in Dallas, Texas, but that performance was canceled due to inclement weather.
Police are still investigating the accident.