On February 23, the band Dixie Crush announced Lindsey ZRenee Lagestee – the group’s main vocalist passed away unexpectedly after getting hit by a car near Chicago died earlier this week after an accident. On facebook, her bandmates confirmed her death and revealed that she was struck by a car outside of their show in Illinois on Friday, February 14 and died days later. The band’s message began: “To our Dixie Crush family, aka the #CrushCrew, thank you so much for the outpouring of love and support these past few days”.
In wake of the devastating news, a close friend of Lagastee’s launched a GoFundMe page for the musician’s family in an attempt to help raise money to help them pay for the funeral costs. The fundraiser surpassed its US$10,000 goal and currently sits at more than $16,500.
Lindsey Renee Lagestee graduated with a Ph.D. in Pharmacy from Midwestern University in Illinois at the age of 24. She learned to play musical instruments such as the piano and guitar from a very young age. She started singing in college as a hobby and then became a professional singer.
Lindsey Renee Lagestee had been with Dixie Crush since 2015 when the band was founded. “From the very beginning, everyone knew she was something special. Her Uncle Tony described her best as a supernova. Above and beyond her beautiful voice, Lindsey just had a way of connecting with every audience leaving an indelible impression,” the band’s statement continued. The band often cover hits of country music from charts. The group said that they had played more than 250 shows in 5 years together, covering some of the hottest country artists in the industry.