Lindsey Lagestee, a country singer for cover band Dixie Crush, has died at the age of 25.
The singer died on Monday, February 17 after being hit by a car on the way to a performance in Illinois on Friday, February 14.
The country music cover band confirmed her death on Friday night on Facebook.
“Some of you may have already heard the terrible news, but It is with the heaviest of hearts, we sadly share that Lindsey Renee passed away on Monday due to complications from the accident last Friday,” the post, alongside a photo of Lagestee, reads. “Our hearts are broken over this senseless tragedy.”
“Above and beyond being an incredible performer, great friend, and the best bandmate, Lindsey was a loving daughter to Linda and Vaughn, compassionate sister to Lauren, Carrie, and Samantha, adoring aunt to Andrew, Colin, Danielle, Alexander, and Amber, and wonderful girlfriend to Kevin,” the post concluded.
According to Taste of Country, the songstress was walking toward Firewater Saloon in Chicago, where the band was set to play that night (Feb. 14), when she was hit by a car while crossing the street. She was then transported to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, where she died of her injuries.
Bandmate Jim Nonneman said: ‘She had just parked a couple of blocks down for the club we were scheduled to play,’ he said.
‘She exited her pickup truck and was making her way to the venue when she was struck by a car.’
According to her obituary, Lagestee was also a pharmacist and graduated with a doctorate from Midwestern University with a PharmD degree.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 22.