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    UK band Viola Beach killed in Swedish car crash

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35572838

    The four members of British indie band Viola Beach and their manager have died in a car crash in Sweden.

    Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin and manager Craig Tarry were killed when their car plunged more than 25m (82ft) from a highway bridge into a canal.

    The accident happened in the early hours of Saturday near Stockholm.
    What a tragedy. RIP guys.

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    UK, band,Viola Beach, killed after car plunges 80ft into canal in Sweden.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...in-Sweden.html
    Brit band and manager killed after car plunges 80ft into canal in Sweden
    Tributes for the band Viola Beach from heartbroken fans have been flooding in on social media


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    Makes me so sad when that sort of thing happens, especially young people just starting out, so worrying.
    My heart is truly broken for all the family, friends and fans of these young lads.
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...in-Sweden.html
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    The indie group Viola Beach were on the way back from their set at Where’s the Music? festival in Stockholm and were due to play in Guildford, Surrey last night.

    The cause of the accident is being investigated.

    A chilling photo of 19-year-old guitarist River Reeves leaning against the car they are believed to have crashed in was posted on Facebook just hours before they died.

    The photo is understood to have been taken after the group and their manager collected the car from a rental company at the airport.
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    The final photo posted by Viola Beach on their band's Twitter page

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    Published on Nov 23, 2015

    Viola Beach perform Boys That Sing in session at Maida Vale for BBC Music Introducing.

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    The bridge, at a junction between the E4 and the E20 motorways, in the Sodertalje area, 18 miles from Stockholm, has a middle section that rises directly upwards without tilting, leaving a gap that the Nissan Qashqai drove into, Swedish police said.

    A barrier, 50m before the opening, has flashing lights and signs warning there is a bridge opening, the officer handling the case said.

    Inspector Martin Bergholm said: "For some reason, the car drove through the barriers and crashed down into the canal."

    Truck driver Jonny Alexandersson told the Stockholm-based news website Aftonbladet that he was behind two other stationary vehicles when the car drove past at "at least 70-80km/h (45-50mph)" as the warning lamps flashed and two barriers blocked the road.

    He said he heard a loud bang when the car drove into one of the beams on the bridge, then it disappeared.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...in-Sweden.html
    Insp Bergholm told Aftonbladet: “According to witness reports, there were no brake lights on the car so it seems like they simply missed that there was a bridge opening. The witnesses just saw a car beside them and kind of disappear. The only people who knew what went on inside the car are dead.”

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    Includes recovery operation video, one gets to see how this horrible event may have occurred.
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/14/europe...led/index.html

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    Viola Beach's manager Craig Tarry, left, is pictured with his father.

    "Craig was a warm, loving person who had worked tirelessly to achieve success and follow his dreams within the music industry. He will be sadly missed by his family and his colleagues."

    The Foreign Office also released a statement on behalf of the family of the band's guitarist, River Reeves.

    "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," it said.

    "River had such talent and such humility, such charm and such innocence it seems so unfair that he can be taken so cruelly from us like this. We are so proud of him, not only for what he achieved in his short, beautiful life, but also what he was clearly destined to achieve."

    The band's Facebook page lists the other band members' names as Kris Leonard, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin.

    'Absolutely devastated'

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    Sad......they had a great sound.
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    A horrible tragedy for these young guys. RIP Blessings for all their family members and friends.

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    All over the press today. I'd never heard of the band but the tributes to these lads suggest they were popular and had potential.

    Seems the driver sped past queuing traffic, went through a barrier and straight off the bridge as it was raised to let a ship through, we'll probably never know what he was thinking. I've never seen a bridge that raises in that way, surprised there isn't a means of stopping anything going off the edge.

    Very sad but fortunately they won't have known much about it and probably went out on a post-gig buzz. RIP lads.

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    Terrible tragedy young guys just at the start of living their dream. May they Rest in Peace.


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    Very sad. Saw them supporting another band not so long ago and they were very good. A great loss. I wonder what happened

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    Awe...very sad to hear about this. What a tragedy.
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    Three members of Ohio band CounterFlux died in an auto accident today also their families must be devastated too. May they also rest in peace.

    http://abc22now.com/news/local/three...-of-local-band
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    So sad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregjrichards View Post
    Three members of Oregan band CounterFlux died in an auto accident today also their families must be devastated too. May they also rest in peace.

    http://abc22now.com/news/local/three...-of-local-band
    They're actually from Ohio. The Oregon District is an artsy neighborhood in Dayton.

    Here's their FB: https://www.facebook.com/CounterFluxitup

    I didn't know the band but with Viola Beach's accident and then this... ugh. And this one is super upsetting to me because it was caused by a driver who was just jailed the previous day for DUI.... I can't stand drunk drivers.

    http://fox8.com/2016/02/14/driver-in...hours-earlier/

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