An Indiana man died Monday morning (Oct. 28) from injuries sustained when he walked into the path of Jason Aldean’s tour bus near Vincennes, Ind.
Aldean and the bus driver, the only two people on the bus, were not injured.
According to the Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press, the accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. when Albert Kennedy walked into the northbound lane of U.S. 41 North. He was pronounced dead at the scene from trauma to the head and chest.
Monday afternoon, Aldean expressed his shock and sadness over the accident.
“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,” he wrote. “In all the years I’ve been touring and all the miles we’ve driven, nothing prepares you for something like this to happen. I’m praying for Albert Kennedy’s family and friends today and ask that you do the same.”
The accident is still under investigation.
Aldean was traveling from Dallas to Illinois for a short vacation. His Saturday night performance at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas was canceled because of severe thunderstorms and lightning, although Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett — the support acts on Aldean’s Night Train tour — were able to entertain the crowd before weather conditions worsened.
Aldean’s Friday night show in New Orleans raised more than $575,000 to help support the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer.
According to his website, the Dallas date was Aldean’s last tour stop for the year. He’s scheduled to return to the road in January.