Kane Brown’s longtime drummer, Kenny Dixon died early last Saturday, (Oct. 12) following a one-car accident. Tennessee Highway Patrol officials said speed was to blame: He was driving a 2016 Kia Rio LX in the right lane of I-24 East in Christiana, Tenn., which is about 40 miles southeast of Nashville, when the accident occurred. While going at a high rate of speed at about 12:45AM local time, Dixon’s vehicle exited the roadway on the right side, near mile marker 88, and traveled for about 100 yards before hitting a tree head-on.
Dixon was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. THP Lt. Charlie Caplinger says that neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected as factors, and no criminal charges have been filed related to the crash.
“It is with profound sadness and disbelief that we confirm we lost our drummer Kenny this weekend in a tragic car accident,” reads a statement from Brown’s team. “Kenny was a member of our family from the very beginning, and our hearts are with his fiancée Sarah, his son and everyone who knew and loved him. He was truly one of the greatest and kindest people on and off stage we’ve ever known.”