The Washington Times-Herald

October 28, 2013

Man killed when he stepped in front of Aldean tour bus

By Lindsay Owens
Times Herald

---- — VINCENNES — At 1:28 a.m. Monday the Knox County Sheriff's Department received a report of a personal injury accident involving a pedestrian that had walked out into the middle of U.S. 41 North just north of Vincennes near the Old U.S. 41 intersection and was struck by a bus.

When deputies and units from the Vincennes Township and Washington Township fire departments arrived, they located the male subject lying on the ground.

Immediately, Gordon Becher, the Knox County Coroner, was called to the scene and pronounced the male subject, Albert Kennedy, Oaktown, dead of trauma to the head and chest. The special accident crash scene reconstructionist from the Knox County Sheriff's Department was also called to the scene to investigate the crash which is still under investigation at this time.

The bus was confirmed to be along to country music superstar Jason Aldean. Aldean posted this 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."

Knox County Sheriff Mike Morris confirmed that Aldean was on the bus at the time of the accident. Aldean and his band were scheduled to play the final concert of his sell-out "Night Train" tour Saturday in Dallas at the Gexa Energy Pavilion but due to inclement weather, Aldean never took the stage.