Founder of Dixie Chicks killed in head-on collision

CORNUDAS, TX – The music world is mourning the loss of Laura Lynch, a founding member of the band once known as the Dixie Chicks, who died in a tragic car accident in Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the news, stating that the fatal crash occurred about seven miles west of Cornudas on a recent Friday morning. Lynch’s vehicle was hit head-on by another car attempting to overtake on a two-way highway.

Lynch, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver involved in the accident was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Lynch was 65 years old at the time of her passing. She was a pivotal figure in the formative years of the Dixie Chicks, now rebranded as The Chicks. The band took to Facebook to express their sorrow at Lynch’s passing, acknowledging her significant contribution to the group’s early success and her infectious energy that lit up their early days.

In their heartfelt statement, The Chicks also noted Lynch’s exceptional design skills, her deep affection for Texas, and the crucial role she played in the band’s initial victories. They sent their deepest sympathies to Lynch’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Lynch left the group in 1993, according to The Hollywood Reporter. While she was with the Dixie Chicks, they penned popular songs such as “Thank Heavens for Dale Evans,” “Little Ol’ Cowgirl,” and “Shouldn’t a Told You That.”