A country singer recently died from some sort of accident in Nebraska.
The local Sheriff’s office received a 911 call at 4:20 a.m. on a Sunday: a female was injured near the local race track while riding in a “utility task vehicle,” reports NTV ABC.
They identified the person as 25-year-old country singer Abby Nicole Uecker. She had been performing with her band, County Roads, at the local fair.
“Our biggest thing that we’ve been portraying to everybody is this was tragic for us all, but we really appreciate the condolences and everybody reaching out,” said Chad Barnhill, County Road’s stage manager and drummer.
Barnhill knew how much of a loss this was for the band and for the world.
“Abby was a great person,” he said. “She was a lover of everyone. And being next to her on almost a daily basis, I can’t tell you how true that is. She wanted to know everybody as much as everybody wanted to know her.”
Authorities have not released the identity of the male UTV driver.
Uecker was a strong person — she had beaten cancer in 2014. After she started getting severe headaches, she went to the doctor and they found she had a brain tumor.
“Knowing this tumor presented itself in the left side of the brain, the side of the brain that controls speech and memory, Abby knew this diagnosis put her future for singing and performing at risk,” reads her website.
After the surgeons were able to remove the tumor, she got right back on her feet and returned to the band.
Truly a sad loss this was. Our prayers and thoughts go out to her family and friends.