Tragedy near Stockholm this weekend as Warrington band Viola Beach and their manager were killed in a car accident yesterday. Details are sparse but somehow their car went through a barrier and plunged 80 feet into a waterway below. Young innocent guys, doing what they loved their lives destroyed in seconds, their families in disbelief.
The circumstances of the accident are confusing at the moment as it seems the bridge they went over in Södertälje just south of the city had opened to let a vessel through underneath. The barriers and warning lights were apparently working with a queue of cars stopped waiting for the vessel to pass. In the article below a lorry driver says that the band’s car drove past the stopped cars at speed just before the accident. How could this happen? Will we ever find out why they weren’t just waiting in the queue with everybody else?
Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe, Jack Dakin and their manager Craig Tarry RIP. Condolences to friends and family. What a terrible tragedy.