Artists who died in traffic collision
While going on a holiday, Alexandra at the age of 27 collided with a truck and was killed instantly whereas her son, one of the two passengers survived with minor injuries and Alexandra's mother, the other passenger died at the hospital.
At approximately 3:30 am, the vehicle (driven by his bodyguard) veered off the road and rolled over. Araújo was traveling in the back seat with his girlfriend, who died at the scene, and was not wearing a seat belt. He died at age of 29 en route to the hospital.
On 2 August 1976, Cecilia and the musicians of her band drove back to Madrid after a concert in Vigo, Galicia. Early in the morning, they were involved a car accident near Benavente. She died along with musician José Luis González
Falco died of severe injuries received on 6 February 1998, 13 days before his 41st birthday, when a bus ran into his Mitsubishi Pajero at the exit from the parking lot of the "Turist Disco" on the road linking the towns of Villa Montellano and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. Falco was killed instantly.
An autopsy stated a blood alcohol value of 1.5 ‰ and large amounts of cocaine and THC.
The singer died on December 16, 2018, after she lost control of her car for unknown reasons and the car plunged into the Danube river, near the commune Svinița, while she was heading to her parents' home. Three divers, helped by military of the emergency authorities, were involved in the recovery of the body.
Marc Bolan on 16 September 1977 was riding in a Mini 1275GT driven by Gloria Jones as they headed home from Mortons drinking club and restaurant in Berkeley Square. After she crossed a small humpback bridge near Gipsy Lane on Queens Ride, Barnes, southwest London, the car struck a fence post and then a tree. Bolan was killed instantly at age of 29, while Jones suffered a broken arm and broken jaw.
On Saturday, April 16, 1960, at about 11:50 p.m., while on tour in the United Kingdom Cochran was involved in a traffic accident in a taxi travelling through Chippenham in the county of Wiltshire, on the A4. The taxi driver lost control of the vehicle due to excessive speed and crashed into a lamppost on Rowden Hill (a plaque today marks the site of the car crash). No other vehicle was involved in the incident. At the moment of impact Cochran, who was seated in the centre of the back seat, threw himself over his fiancée (songwriter Sharon Sheeley) to shield her and he was thrown out of the car when a rear passenger door opened in the collision's force. He was taken to St Martin's Hospital, in Bath. He had suffered severe head injuries, and died at 4:10 p.m. the following day, Easter Sunday, 1960, at the age of 21.
According to the police, on 25 February 2005, after dining at a restaurant, he was riding his Harley Davidson followed by another motorbike where his son and and his mother-in-law were riding. At the city of Lujan, both bikes touched, making Pappo to lose control of his bike, fall on the pavement and being crushed by a car going in the opposite direction
Sosa's fame acquainted him with sports cars as well. He had numerous accidents during the early 1960s, mostly as a result of speeding. He was behind the wheel of a DKW coupé when, in the early hours of November 26, 1964, he crashed at high speed into a traffic light on Buenos Aires' Figueroa Alcorta Avenue, killing himself at age 38
Albert Camus died on 4 January 1960 at the age of 46, in a car accident near Sens, in Le Grand Fossard in the small town of Villeblevin. He was leaving Paris for a vacation with his publisher, Michel Gallimard, who was driving with his family. Gallimard died a few days later.
Edem Ephraim and Dennis Fuller were killed when the car in which they were travelling was hit by a drunk driver in the Eastern Alps, Austria, on 21 January 1996. Ephraim's wife also died in the accident, leaving their three-year-old son without parents and leaving Fuller's 10-year-old daughter without a father.
On September 26, 1976, the band were on their way to Madrid after playing in Tarragona the previous day. The car, which was carrying the drummer and singer Poncho Gonzalez and guitarist Jose Luis Avellaneda , crashed in Motilla del Palancar, killing both band members. Carlos Alvarez, the other guitarist, suffered serious injuries that would keep him hospitalized for a long time. The bassist, Paco Quero, also survived.
On the evening of September 26, 1986, bassist Cliff Burton won the game with an ace of spades, thereby getting the first choice of bunk. Burton turned to Hammett and said "I want your bunk", Hammett then responded "Fine, take my bunk, I'll sleep up front, it's probably better up there anyway." Burton was sleeping shortly before 7 am on September 27 when, according to the driver, the bus skidded off the road (the E4, 12 miles (19 km) north of Ljungby), and flipped onto the grass in Kronoberg County. Burton was thrown through the window of the bus, which fell on top of him, resulting in his death.
On February 26, 2010, Seba was involved in a traffic collision upon exiting the Shuto Expressway at 22:14. He was pronounced dead at a hospital in Shibuya Ward after efforts to revive him failed. His grave is located within the Japanese section of Tama Cemetery.
Cozy Powell, drummer with Rainbow 🌈 Black Sabbath, Whitesnake and others died on 5 April 1998 following a car crash while driving his Saab 9000 at 104 mph (167 km/h) in bad weather on the M4 motorway near Bristol. He had been dating a married woman who was having troubles with her husband. Upset, she phoned him and asked him to come quickly to her house which was approximately 35 miles away. As he was driving to her house she phoned him again and asked "Where are you?" He informed her he was on his way and then she heard him say "Oh shit!" followed by a loud bang.
Powell was ejected through the windscreen and died at the scene. According to the BBC report, at the time of the crash Powell's blood-alcohol reading was over the legal limit, and he was not wearing a seat belt, in addition to talking with his girlfriend on his mobile phone. The official investigation also found evidence of a slow puncture in a rear tyre that, it was suggested, could well have caused a sudden collapse of the tyre with a consequent loss of control of the car.
He was living at Lambourn in Berkshire at the time and had returned to the studio shortly before his death to record with Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green. At the time of death Powell had recently had to pull out of tour rehearsals with Yngwie Malmsteen, having suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident. One of his last phone calls, to Joe Geesin (his fan club editor), was to express distress about this, to describe the physio treatment he was undergoing, and to voice his enthusiasm for the then-forthcoming Brian May tour.
A memorial plaque in Cirencester was unveiled on 7 January 2016, in a ceremony led by Brian May, with Suzi Quatro, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Don Airey and Tony Iommi also in attendance.
In the early hours of 17 February 2019, Šaulić was being driven to the airport on his way home as he had held a concert the night before in Bielefeld, Germany. His best man, Boban Stojadinović, was a fellow passenger in the car. His keyboardist, Mirsad Kerić, who had accompanied him to the concert, was driving.
At approximately 06:50 am, on the Bundesautobahn 2 between Bielefeld and Gütersloh, a drunk and unlicensed Turk driver violently collided with the SEAT Ibiza that Šaulić was travelling in. This caused serious injuries to all passengers. All three were rushed to the hospital, where Šaulić and Kerić were later pronounced dead.