Speed appears to be the cause of a single-vehicle crash in Middle Tennessee that left Kane Brown’s drummer dead over the weekend, new information released Monday by state troopers shows.
Kenny Dixon, 27, died in a single-vehicle crash along Interstate 24 east in Christiana, about 40 miles southeast of Nashville, a preliminary report released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol shows.
The wreck took place about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. No one else was injured in the crash.
According to a preliminary THP crash report, Dixon was driving a 2016 KIA RIO LX east in the right lane on I-24 at a high rate of speed when the vehicle exited off the right side of the roadway approximately 100 yards.
The vehicle then struck a tree head on.
Dixon, who was from Rocky Face, Georgia, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where troopers say he was pronounced dead.
No criminal charges have been filed in the case and neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected to be a factor in the crash, THP Lt. Charlie Caplinger said Monday.
Brown has postponed Friday’s sold-out show at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The new date for the show will be Jan. 9, and tickets purchased for the Oct. 18 show will be honored.
The show was one to be the first of a year-long series to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the LA arena.
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