Viola Beach band members and manager killed in car wreck

By Karen Butler  |  Feb. 14, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Viola Beach musicians Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin and their manager Craig Tarry were killed in a car crash in Sweden this weekend.

The BBC said the British band's car veered off a highway bridge and dropped 82 feet into a canal early Saturday near Stockholm.

Tarry's family issued a statement through the U.K. Foreign Office saying it is "devastated" by the tragedy.

"Craig was a warm, loving person who had worked tirelessly to achieve success and follow his dreams within the music industry," the statement said. "He will be sadly missed by his family and his colleagues."

The "Swings & Waterslides" singers performed at Sweden's Where is the Music? festival on Friday and was scheduled to play a show in Guildford in Surrey, England on Saturday.

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