Entertainment Music Band Thirsty Merc involved in fatal crash

Band Thirsty Merc involved in fatal crash

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Aussie band Thirsty Merc are reportedly deciding the future of their current tour after the death of the band’s stage manager in a car crash Tuesday afternoon.

The band were on the way to a gig in Warrnambool when the tragedy struck.

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Victoria Police said the collision occurred between a ute and a van on the Glenelg Highway, near Eurambeen-Streatham Road in Streatham around 2.30pm.

Streatham is 80km west of the regional Victorian town of Ballarat.

The band’s stage manager, who was also the van’s driver, was believed to have been killed in the collision.

Drummer Mick Skelton was taken to Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital with serious injuries.

Other band members including Rai Thistlethwayte, Phil Stack and Matt Smith were travelling in another vehicle.

The band’s 41-date Good Life tour, promoting their new album Shifting Gears, started just last week with shows slated for Victoria, South Australia and NSW over the next few days.

Members of Thirsty Merc have not yet commented on the tragedy.

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