Country singer Lindsey Lagestee, lead female vocalist and a founding member and of the country music cover band Dixie Crush, based in Chicago, died at 25.

Lagestee was on her way to a Firewater Saloon concert on Feb. 14 when she was hit by a car, Jim Nonneman, of the band, told Taste of Country. “She had just parked a couple of blocks down for the club we were scheduled to play. She exited her pickup truck and was making her way to the venue when she was struck by a car.”

She was rushed to Advocate Christ Hospital, Oak Lawn, but died a few days later from her injuries.

Her death has ripped a void in the country music community in Chicago, as well as Dixie Crush loyal fandom. The country music cover band has performed over 250 shows across the Midwest since its formation in 2015, including performances at famous Illinois venues such as Old Crow Smokehouse, Bub City and Skooters Roadhouse. Besides being an artist, Lagestee was also a pharmacist with a PharmD degree from Midwestern University.

The biggest legacy of Lagestee’s will be how she treated people.

“We have received messages from bands, musicians, friends, and fans, with everyone sharing stories of how Lindsey touched their lives,” says Nonneman.
“Over and above her amazing talent, every story is about how generous and kind Lindsey was.”

A GoFundMe page for the Lagestee family has been set up. As of Friday evening, it had raised almost $15,500.