Gospel Band Fatal Crash

A car accident involving the van of Harvest Wind Band on May 25th left eight injured and one dead – reportedly the wife of the band’s guitar player.

The group was scheduled to perform later that day at the Bluegrass Pickin’ Time festival in Dixon, Mo.

Festival organizer Scott Reeder told the Tennessean a band member called him to cancel the performance.

The woman killed in the accident was ejected from the van as it crashed at about 3 a.m., the Tennessean reported. An obituary in The Courier-Tribune of Ashboro, N.C., May 28th identified the victim as Crystal Wood, wife of the Harvest Wind Band’s Brad Wood. Most of those injured in the accident were in the van.

The band was nominated for two 2007 Dove Awards. Reeder said a moment of prayer was held during the festival for those hurt in the accident.