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Country star's tour bus kills Hoosier

A pedestrian who stepped out in front of singer Jason Aldean’s tour bus in Knox County, Indiana was killed in the early hours of Monday. According to the county’s sheriff’s department, Albert Kennedy of Vincennes “walked out into the middle of the roadway,” as the bus was traveled north on U.S. 41 in southwestern Indiana. Aldean was on the bus at the time, and has issued the following statement on Twitter:

“With a heavy heart, I’m sad to say that a man passed away last night after stepping out in front of my bus in Indiana. In all the years I’ve been touring and all the miles we’ve driven, nothing prepares you for something like this to happen. I’m praying for Albert Kennedy’s family and friends today, and ask that you do the same.”

Kennedy was declared dead at the scene. It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol were involved or if Kennedy stepped in front of the bus intentionally.

The Knox County authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident.

†This is yet another unfortunate chapter in the award-winning country singer’s life this year. In April, Aldean’s wife, Jessica Ussery, filed for divorce after he admitted to acting inappropriately with another woman.