Dixie Chicks Founder Killed In Head-On Collision In Texas

Joan Collins at House of Field Spring/Summer 2003 Collection

Actress Joan Collins (R) sits next to Laura Lynch of the Dixie Chicks during the House of Field Spring/Summer 2003 Collection at the New York Public Library during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 22, 2002 in New York City. Photo: Mark Mainz / Getty Images Entertainment / Getty Images

A founding member of The Dixie Chicks has been killed in a head-on collision in Texas.

TMZ is reporting that Laura Lynch was pronounced dead at the scene after a car crashed into hers on a highway outside El Paso. The Texas Department of Public Safety says Lynch was traveling on U.S. 62 when another car traveling in the opposite direction attempted to pass a vehicle and the two cars collided. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital, but was reported to have non-life-threatening injuries.

Lynch was one of the four original members of the band that formed in 1990. She left the group in 1993. Lynch was 64.

The band, changed its name The Chicks in 2020.

The group issued the following statement after word of Lynch's death:

We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Laura Lynch, a founding member of The Chicks. We hold a special place in our hearts for the time we spent playing music, laughing and traveling together. Laura was a bright light…her infectious energy and humor gave a spark to the early days of our band.  Laura had a gift for design, a love of all things Texas and was instrumental in the early success of the band. Her undeniable talents helped propel us beyond busking on street corners to stages all across Texas and the mid-West.

Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this sad time.  

- Emily, Martie & Natalie

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