Sky News:- Two bandmates from Liverpool and their tour manager are among four people to have died in a head-on crash in Arizona.
Indie duo Her’s had played a gig in Phoenix and were travelling to California when the accident happened in the early hours of Wednesday, with a pickup truck colliding straight into a van on Interstate 10.
Officials said it was not immediately obvious which of the vehicles was driving in the wrong direction, adding that there was no sign that either of them had braked before the crash.
Both vehicles burst into flames upon impact and all three people in the van were killed.
Officers have not yet named the victims but Her’s record label, Heist or Hit, said Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading were killed alongside tour manager Trevor Engelbrektson.
The band was playing 19 gigs as part of a North American tour to “adoring fans” after releasing their debut album last year, the label said.
They had recently performed at the influential South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, and last year were named as ones to watch by The Guardian.