Country star Jason Aldean’s tour bus hit and killed a pedestrian early Monday morning in Indiana, ABC News reports. The victim, Albert Kennedy of Vincennes, was confirmed dead at the scene.
Kennedy "walked out into the middle of the roadway” around 1: 30 a.m., according to the report. Aldean, the “Night Train” singer, has since taken to the Internet to send his condolences.
"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," Aldean, 36, wrote via his Twitter account. "I'm praying for Albert Kennedy's family and friends today and ask that you do the same."
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 Indian… http://t.co/Jgwz9Eojed
— Jason_Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) October 28, 2013
A sheriff told TMZ the Kennedy was known to walk around town, but no one could provide an answer as to why he stepped into oncoming traffic. The bus driver was not at fault.
Aldean is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and has won multiple Country Music Awards. He’s best known for hits like “My Kinda Party.”
Just last Friday, the singer raised more than $575,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in New Orleans, according to his website. "Like pretty much everyone I know, I've lost someone I love to breast cancer and I don't want anyone else to have to go through that," he said at the "Concert for the Cure.”
Aldean and his ex-wife Jessica Ussery filed for divorce in April after he admitted to having "inappropriate relations" with another woman.
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