Lindsey Lagestee, a country singer for cover band Dixie Crush, died on Monday (Feb. 17), days after getting struck by a car. She was 25 years old.
Her band confirmed the tragic news in a Facebook post. “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.
Dixie Crush was founded in 2015, and the group has since played more than 250 shows throughout the Midwest. In addition to her music career, Lagestee was also a pharmacist and graduated with a doctorate from Midwestern University with a PharmD degree.
See Dixie Crush’s Facebook post, which includes her family’s GoFundMe page, below.