Artists who died in traffic collision
Ahmedovski died in a car accident in 1994 at the age of 28 on Ibarska magistrala near Šopići, crashing his speeding Mercedes into a truck.
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.
The car was reportedly travelling 130 km/h (81 mph), when it collided with a FAP (Fabrika automobila Priboj) truck. Her sister Mirjana Bajraktarević died in the same crash.
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 16 April 1973, Nino Bravo was driving his BMW 2800 along with the Humo duo and Miguel Diurni when his car was involved in an accident about 100 km southeast of Madrid. He died en route to the hospital from his injuries, aged 28.
Lead singer Alan Baton died at age of 41 while the tour bus crashed during a hailstorm.
Black died at age of 53 in hospital a few weeks after the crash.
Collided with a truck at age of 38
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.
Died at age of 38 en route to Los Angeles, California.
Lead singer Andriy Kuzmenko died in car accident at age of 46
He died in a car accident on July 31, 2011, on the road between Feketić and Vrbas. His last show was on July 22, 2011 at Club Jez in Sarajevo.
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.
Toše Proeski died in a car crash on the Zagreb–Lipovac A3 highway, near Nova Gradiška in Croatia at the age of 26.
He died at age of 35, together with his manager, Aleksandar Milošević, in a traffic accident on the bypass around Belgrade, near the village of Dobanovci.
A tire blew causing the driver to lose control and rolled into a ditch. Sánchez died at age of 19 of his injuries in the hospital.
Chico Science died at car accident on February 2, 1997 at age of 30
Winckler died in a car crash in 1979 at age of 53
Pantelis died in a car accident in February of 2016 at age of 32
Stephen Fitzpatrick (aged 24) and Audun Laading (aged 25) died in a head-on traffic collision on 27 March 2019
Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle crash shortly after the release and initial success of At Fillmore East.
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 the afternoon of July 16, 1981, Chapin was driving westbound in the left lane on the Long Island Expressway at about 65 mph (105 km/h) on the way to perform at a free concert scheduled for later that evening at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York. Near exit 40W in Jericho, he put on his emergency flashers, presumably because of either a mechanical or medical problem. He then slowed to about 15 miles (24 km) per hour and veered into the center lane, nearly colliding with another car. He swerved left, then to the right again, ending up directly in the path of a tractor-trailer truck. The truck, driven by 57-year-old Robert Eggelton, could not brake in time and rammed the rear of Chapin's blue 1975 Volkswagen Rabbit at 55 mph, rupturing the fuel tank as it climbed up and over the back of the car, which burst into flames. Dr. Minoru Araki, Nassau County's deputy chief medical examiner, said Chapin's aorta was lacerated by the tremendous impact and he died of massive hemorrhaging into his chest cavity.
On September 26, 1937, Smith was critically injured in a car crash on U.S. Route 61 between Memphis, Tennessee and Clarksdale, Mississippi. Her lover, Richard Morgan, was driving, and misjudged the speed of a slow-moving truck ahead of him. Tire marks at the scene suggested that Morgan tried to avoid the truck by driving around its left side, but he hit the rear of the truck side-on at high speed. The tailgate of the truck sheared off the wooden roof of Smith's old Packard. Smith, who was in the passenger seat, probably with her right arm or elbow out the window, took the full brunt of the impact. Morgan escaped without injuries.
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.
Rambo died on May 11, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained in a bus accident along Interstate 44 just outside Mount Vernon, Missouri. She had just finished a performance at Calvary Life Church in Granite City, Illinois and was en route to a Mother's Day show in Texas when the 1997 Prévost bus she was traveling in ran off the road, struck a guard rail and hit an embankment. Rambo was pronounced dead at the scene. Her manager Larry Ferguson and his family were injured in the crash.
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
He died on 17 August 1990 after crashing his Mercedes-Benz W114 against a parked truck without lights on
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
Lead singer Eduardo Benavente, Ana Curra and then drummer Toti had a car crash when driving to a festival in Zaragoza. Benavente was killed in this accident and the band came to an end.
He died in a car crash at night while returning from a concert in La Plata (Buenos Aires - Argentina) at age of 27
She died in a car accident in the route towards Entre Ríos (Argentina). She died together with her mother, her daughter and some members of the band.
Lead singer Bogdan Łyszkiewicz died in car accident on 23 June 2000 at age of 35
Guitarist Andrés Bobe died in a motorcycle accident in 1994
On February 25, 2015, Camacho and three other people were in a car accident on the road from Angostura, Sinaloa. Camacho was returning from a performance at a music festival, Carnaval de Mocorito. Camacho and two others died and one person was injured. They were riding in a 1994 Honda Accord when Camacho lost control. The accident reportedly occurred at two in the morning on highway Angostura- La Reforma. Camacho died on impact. It is unclear whether he was driving intoxicated although it was reported he was driving at excessive speed. He had posted a video on his Facebook page a day before his death, inviting his fans and "all the beautiful ladies out there" to attend his next concert in March 2015. He died at the age of 22.
Natasja died on 24 June 2007 in a car accident in Spanish Town, Saint Catherine, Jamaica. Two other passengers were critically injured, but Saad's friend, Mukupa, suffered only minor injuries during the accident. She and the other injured persons were rushed to the Spanish Town Hospital where the singer was pronounced dead.
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.
In the early hours of 13 February 2016, all four band members together with manager Craig Tarry died in a road accident on a lift bridge along the E4 motorway at Södertälje, southwest of Stockholm, Sweden. At around 2:00 am, witnesses saw the band's car, a Nissan Qashqai, clipping a stationary vehicle, driving through closed barriers and falling through a gap in the bridge, whose middle section was being lifted to let an oil tanker pass underneath. The band had played the previous day at the Where's the Music? festival in Norrköping, and they were returning to the hotel at Arlanda Airport.
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.
On 9 September 2007, while the group were driving to a performance, they were hit by a train at the route 4. Ricardo Romero and Héctor Bulacio were killed and Carlos Sánchez and Roberto Pérez had severe injuries
He died in motorcycle accident in 4th of July 2007 in Bodrum, Turkey
He died on February 1, 1978 after being run over by a van driven by two nineteen-year-old men while riding a horse in a main road
Dead on February 2, 1973 in a car accident on the route
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.
Dead on September 22, 1991 in a car accident in Madrid (Spain) at age of 41
In September 1985 Coluche had set a world speed record (252.087 km/hr) on a one-km track with a 750cc motorcycle. Less than a year later, at 16:35 on 19 June 1986, Coluche died crashing his Honda 1100 VFC into a truck on the "route de Cannes" a road in the commune of [Opio, Alpes-Maritimes] in southeastern France. He was 41. This event provoked national grief and inspired the album Putain de camion ("damn truck") by his close friend Renaud. Some conspiracy theories have since surfaced, mainly in the book Coluche, l'accident: contre-enquête, alleging that Coluche might have been murdered.
Kirsty MacColl died after she was run over by a speed boat.
The band was reported to have been driving along Nagae Tunnel down the Joushin’etsu Expressway in Nagano city, Nagano prefecture, when the band's car, driven by the drummer Tohya, crashed into the tunnel wall at approximately 1:15 a.m. The band’s manager, Asako Sakakibara (31), had been in the backseat when the impact forced her out of the car. The damage that her body sustained led to her death. According to highway police, the rest of the passengers sustained minor neck and arm injuries and no other fatalities were reported.
After the accident the band took a six-month break from their activities. They resumed their activities in February 2011.
Freyda Epstein was heading to a local music gathering near Charlottesville, Virginia when she died in a car accident in May 17 2003.
Died aged 20 from a traffic accident where his motorcycle was hit by a car
Angélico Vieira: In the early morning hours of 25 June 2011, Vieira was driving from northern Portugal to Lisbon for the release of his new solo album. Vieira was driving his BMW 6-series over 150 miles per hour in the southbound lanes of the A1 motorway near the Estarreja exit when his left, front tyre burst at approximately 3:15 am, causing a one-car crash. Vieira, who suffered severe head and brain injuries in the accident, was taken to Santo António Hospital in Porto, Portugal where he underwent surgery. He died from his injuries on 28 June 2011 at the age of 28
Ivorian singer DJ Arafat died on August 12 in a motorbike accident, he was only 33 years old.
Killed in a car accident on November 23, 1989. She was 19.
Hiromi Yanagihara was killed in a car accident on July 16, 1999. She was 19.
Alejandro De Michele was killed in a car accident on May 20, 1983 after hitting a tree. He was 28 years old.
José Enrique Cano (Canito), vocalist and drummer, died on January 3 1980, three days after a traffic accident he had on New Year's Eve. He was 21 years old.
Band leader Jesús de la Rosa was killed in a car accident in 1983, aged 35.
Band leader Carlos Colorado died 1986, when the group's tour bus crashed
On 2 September 2021 Mad Clip died at the age of 34, after a car accident
He died on March 29 of 1993, aged 40, in a car accident on his way to a presentation in Terra Rica, Paraná.