Heavy metal band’s van involved in fatal crash in Georgia
(WBRC.COM) JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. – A van carrying members of a heavy metal band with ties to Huntsville crashed on I-85 in Georgia on Monday morning, killing three people.
11 Alive in Atlanta reports that the band, Wormreich, was traveling from a show on Sunday in Spartanburg, SC to play in metro Atlanta on Monday night.
Another band, Khaotika, was also on tour with Wormreich, and the two bands were riding together, according to the website of the venue where they were to play Monday night.
The Georgia State Patrol told 11 Alive that the band’s van had 12 people on board and was towing a trailer when it left the interstate in Jackson County, GA and rolled down an embankment, striking a tree.
Three men were ejected and killed. Eight others were taken to area hospitals; two are in critical condition. The names of those killed and injured in the crash have not been released.
GSP Corporal Scott Smith said officials are still investigating what caused the crash and that charges are pending, although the nature of the charges is unknown.
According to their Facebook page, Wormreich described itself as a black metal group. Founded in 2009, they signed with Moribund Records. They have ties to Huntsville, Owensboro, Ky and Nashville, TN.
An investigation is ongoing.