A car crash in Georgia left Wormreich and Khaotika members dead after the 27-year-old driver, Sergio Quesada of the Khaotika band, allegedly fell asleep at the wheel of the van while he was driving down highway I-85. The Georgia State police have released the names of the victims killed in the car accident.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, a car GPS told a man to drive off a collapsed bridge and yet the driver followed the bad directions right over the broken edge.
Cpl. Scott Smith of the Georgia State Patrol says the victims were among 12 people riding in a large van that was towing a trailer carrying the musical equipment of the two different heavy metal bands. According to Smith, the van’s driver “apparently fell asleep and allowed the vehicle to leave the roadway, at which time the vehicle struck a tree on the passenger side.”
It’s said the fatal car crash is still being investigated, but charges of vehicular manslaughter may be pending against Khaotika’s Sergio Quesada, who was injured in the accident. According to Criminal Defense Lawyer, “the driver won’t necessarily face vehicular manslaughter charges. The question is whether the driver acted negligently (or recklessly, depending on the state’s standard) when getting behind the wheel in such a condition.”
Even before the names of the victims were officially released, a Facebook post confirmed that the car accident left Wormreich and Khaotika members dead.
“Unfortunately tonight’s show in Atlanta, GA will be canceled. The van carrying Wormreich and Khaotika was in a horrible accident this morning,” the post said. “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.”
According to AJC, the Georgia State Patrol said that three people died in the I-85 car crash, including Nicholas R. Crisostomo, 25, of Round Hill, Virginia, Ian A. McKinney, 30, of Madison, Tennessee, and Paul. J. Truesdell, 29, of Mableton, Georgia. Crisostomo has been identified as a member of the Khaotika band. Based upon the Wormreich Facebook page, McKinney was apparently a member of that band, although it’s difficult to say since the band members used stage names to describe themselves.
There were also eight people injured in the car crash, including Matthew A. Shaner, 31, of Silver Springs, Md., Jasmine Zarinebaf, 19, of Naperville, Illinois, Kamilla Hayes, 44, of Norcross, Patricia Shoemaker, 49, of Jonesboro, Christopher Pezzano, 45, of Toney, Alabama, Christopher E. Pyle, 27, of Owensboro, Kentucky, James C Berile, 25, of Leesburg, Virginia, and Stephen K. Shoemaker, 53, of Jonesboro. The police say Some of the injured passengers were treated at Athens Regional Medical Center, while others were transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for their injuries.
An online fundrasing page, dubbed Memorial for Fallen Metal Brethren, has been created for the Khaotika members dead in the I-85 car crash.
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