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Longtime drummer for George Strait killed in crash in Tennessee

Posted: 5:04 PM, Aug 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-02 12:40:17Z

LEBANON, Tenn. — Mike Kennedy, the longtime drummer for George Strait, was killed in a crash on Interstate 40 in Tennessee.

His death was confirmed by Paul Rogers on social media. Rogers is the production manager for Strait.

The crash happened just before 4 p.m. Friday in Lebanon, Tennessee and involved three vehicles.

According to officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the 59-year-old was traveling west while merging into another lane. He collided with a semi truck, and the semi then hit a pickup truck.

Kennedy, of Baxter, was killed in the crash. No other injuries were reported.

Further details were not immediately available as the investigation remained ongoing.