Jason Aldean’s tour bus has hit and killed a pedestrian in Indiana on Sunday night, according to police.
The fatal accident occurred at 1:28 am, according to Knox County Sheriff’s Department, when Albert Kennedy of Vincennes, Indiana, “walked out into the middle of the roadway” and was struck by Aldean’s bus on the northbound lane of US 41 North.
Sheriff Michael Morris confirmed that Jason Aldan was in the bus at the time of the accident.
The police report adds that when the coroner arrived at the scene, he pronounced the individual “deceased from trauma to the head and chest.”
Aldean tweeted about the incident on Monday morning saying:
“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.”
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 Indian… http://t.co/Jgwz9Eojed
— Jason_Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) October 28, 2013
Jason Aldean’s full statement was also published on his Whosay account.
The country star added, “In all the years I’ve been touring and all the miles we’ve driven, nothing prepares you for something like this to happen.”
According to the TMZ website, the driver was not at fault and tried to do everything in his power to avoid hitting the man who ran onto the road unexpectedly.
Reports are the man was often seen walking around town.
Jason Aldean has had a tough year, earlier he filed for divorce from his wife Jessica Ussery, after admitting to behaving inappropriately with another woman.
The divorce followed a cheating scandal in which Jason Aldean was caught kissing former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr during a night out, as reported by The Inquisitr, the photos were posted on Twitter.