According to NBC News, Laura Lynch, a founding member of The Chicks, passed away in a car accident on Friday night. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Lynch’s car was involved in a head-on accident with another vehicle on the El Paso highway when the other was trying to pass it. The band reflected on their relationship with Lynch in an Instagram post, saying, “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Laura Lynch, a founding member of The Chicks.” We will always cherish the moments we shared laughing, travelling, and making music together.
Lynch joined the group in 1989, contributing lead vocals and an upright bass. Before Natalie Maines took her place in the band, she collaborated on three albums.
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