Sunday, February 14, 2016

British indie pop band Viola Beach & their manager die in car crash in Sweden

The five men, aged between 19 and 35, died during their first International tour. Their car hit a road barrier and plunged more than 25m (82ft)  off a bridge into a canal at the E4 motorway bridge at Södertälje, southwest of Stockholm, Sweden, yesterday February 13th.



Swedish police said they were called to the incident at about 2.30am and divers recovered the bodies of the victims. The bridge, at a junction between the E4 and the E20 motorways, has a middle section that rises directly upwards to allow boats to pass underneath, leaving a gap that the rented Nissan Qashqai fell through, police said.
"A barrier 50 metres before the opening has flashing lights and warning signs. For some reason, the car drove through the barriers and crashed down into the canal. The witnesses just saw a car beside them and kind of disappear.” Inspector Martin Bergholm said
Hours before the accident, a photograph of the car the band are believed to have fatally crashed in was posted on Facebook. The picture is understood to show 19 year old guitarist River Reeves leaning against a black Nissan Qashqai smoking a cigarette.

It's thought the photo was taken after the band and their manager Craig Tarry, 32, collected the car from a rental firm at the airport, Swedish media reported.

River was killed in the crash along with band members Kris Leonard, 19, Jack Dakin, 24, and 27 year old Tomas Lowe as well as their manager Craig Tarry, 32, in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Families, friends and fans of the band  have paid tribute to the four musicians and their manager.

In a statement, the family of River Reeves said:
"We are all heartbroken following River's tragic death and the circumstances which have seen him lose his life alongside the band-mates and manager he adored and loved being with.
"Viola Beach were on such an exciting journey and River could not have been happier. He would have loved to have stuck around for the party.
"All River wanted to do was perform and entertain and to think that he will never make us laugh again with his ridiculous impressions and cheeky banter is beyond comprehension for all his family."
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said:
"We can confirm that five British nationals died in a car accident in Sweden on February 13. We are in contact with local authorities and supporting the families at this very difficult time".

Friends and fans of the band  have paid tribute to the four musicians and their manager.

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Source: Mirror Uk

51 comments:

STERN said...

RIP

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

This is horrible, RIP to the dead.

michael George (the Fulani Prince) said...

RIP. Na sacrifice the Grammy awards is near. #just saying anyway. It's unfortunate

Iphie Abraham said...

Eyah,may dia souls RIP







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okiche vincent said...

So sad. May they rest in peace

Wilheminna Moses said...

So sad...rip guys

alan blessing said...

Jezzz..May their souls rest in peace IJN

olumide abiodun said...

So sad...young men...gone just like that. This reminds of that 90s r&b group that had its members all die similar to this...I can't remember their name.



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christie benjamin said...

Quite sad!!

Odibe Blessing said...

Eyahhh dat's bad

Praiz said...

God have mercy

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Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Tragic.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

So sad! May their souls rest in peace

Point And Kill said...

Sad, May their souls rest in peace, Amen

golda awosika said...

Tragic




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Jude Akinwole said...

Eyah, pretty sad! I just have a feeling they were drunk, high or something like that! Just wasted their budding lives. So sad

Charles Okafor said...

Choi.. Nawa oo
Just like dat
















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johnbosco chijioke said...

PainFul

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

Chai very bad Rip

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Eayaaah.. Rip

chidi akachukwu said...

RIP...Believe

samson adele said...

May their Souls rest in Peace.Amen

LIB PIKIN said...

WTefffff! This is a sad one. May their souls rest in peace.

joshua james said...

So sad..RIP..LINDA OBSERVE CAREFULLY

Wondervirgin said...

Where is my Juliet baby aka Linda take note? Juliet pls come back to the blog na I will personally send you a trailer of customized Coke... Forget Linda... She obviously wasn't taking note. #bringbkJuliet

dat Canadian girl said...

This is so sad,may their souls rest in peace

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JudeDdude said...

R.I.P

Nnenne George said...

Chai! May their soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Wow someone in the industry has used them for ETUTU.........this is too sad

Henry Eze said...

God that's very bad men.....this is like the worst kind of death....the band is gone and gone for good.....if only one person survived.... RIP sweedies

Adejoke fasasi said...

Subhanallah
That's sad
RIP



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Jamila Shaibu said...

Whaoooo! Thats real tragic...may their soul rest in peace!

Solomon Chukwuka said...

R.I.p

Samuel Njoku said...

RIP fwesh boiz...leg out!

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Awwwwww


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Maureen Mordi said...

Omg

Pretty face said...

Too bad, RIP

Teemah Salau said...

So sad

linda's bestie said...

RIP

chommy said...

R.I.P. Linda observe!

chioma jacinta said...

RIP. * it's well*

daniela desmond said...

Really sadsad...RIP

Edem victor said...

Too bad


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DashenDuch said...

Jesus Christ!
what kind of life is this?

JENNY IKEJI said...

So sad RIP to the dead life!!!!!!!!l

Anastacia nwankwo said...

Sad...RIP

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uche ekwulugo said...

Chei! Rip to dem



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Gabz said...

If it's All-4-one you are talking about , bro they are still very alive.it was just a rumor back then.

Sharon Pekun said...

Who knows what their last discussion was. Hope they made heaven. Just saying.

Ade Olasengbe said...

R.I.P

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