COZAD, Neb., Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Christian music singer Derek Loux died at the age of 37 after getting into an accident while traveling on an icy highway near Cozad, Neb., his family says.
Loux's family said in an online blog the Christian music star was traveling on Interstate 80 in Nebraska on Wednesday when his vehicle hit a patch of black ice, left the interstate and crashed, The Kansas City (Mo.) Star reported Thursday.
Loux was pronounced dead after being rushed to a hospital following the accident.
The "Paper Religion" singer was returning from a training session in Colorado regarding how to serve as a minister to human trafficking victims, his family said.
Derek's dream was bigger than Derek," said Randy Bohlender, a spokesman for Loux's family. "We can celebrate him by pursuing those things that were important to Derek by seeking justice that springs out in a life of prayer."
The Star said Loux is survived by his wife, Renee, two daughters and eight adopted children.