A true tragedy happened early this morning in Georgia, and it involves several members of our metal family. According to AJC.com, members of Khaotika and Wormreich were involved in a serious wreck, which left three people dead, and leaving three others in critical condition. The bands were on their way to play The Basement in Georgia tonight with Kult ov Azazel, and as Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Scott Smith said to AJC.com, “The driver of the 15-passenger van “apparently fell asleep and allowed the vehicle to leave the roadway, at which time the vehicle struck a tree on the passenger side. Three of the van’s 12 occupants were ejected. Eight other people were taken to local hospitals, three in critical condition.”
No names have been revealed as of yet, but Kult ov Azazel released this statement on their Facebook page: “Unfortunately tonight’s show in Atlanta, GA will be canceled. The van carrying Wormreich and Khaotika was in a horrible accident this morning. We cannot go into details due to respect to the families of the involved and we are sure details will soon be available through the other parties when the time is right. Our thoughts are with those involved and their families.”
Our thoughts are with all the families and friends affected by this awful tragedy.
Update via AJC.com:” According to the Georgia State Patrol, Nicholas R. Crisostomo, 25, of Round Hill, Va.; Ian A. McKinney, 30, of Madison, Tenn.; and Paul. J. Truesdell, 29, of Mableton, Ga., died in the wreck, which happened about 7 a.m. on I-85 southbound near Maysville Road in Jackson County, about 65 miles northeast of Atlanta. Some of the injured passengers were taken to Athens Regional Medical Center, while others were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.’ Stay tuned as we’ll post more details as they come.