Country Singer Abby Nicole Dies In UTV Crash At 25
Country singer Abby Nicole, died in a UTV crash in Nebraska early Sunday morning. She was 25 years old.
Nicole, who’s real name was Abby Uecker, had recently performed with her band, Abby Nicole & The Country Road, over the weekend at the Thayer County Fair in Deshler, Nebraska, where the incident occurred.
Emergency officials responded to the call of a women injured by a utility task vehicle at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, an hour after they were notified, according to News Channel Nebraska. The crash occurred near the Thayer County Fairgrounds racetracks. Nicole was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident is under investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol, according to the New York Daily News.
Nicole was an up and coming musician in the northeastern region of the state and had just returned from Nashville, Tennessee, where she had recorded her debut single “Cool.”
Chad Barnhill, the drummer from Nicole’s band, took to social media on Sunday to share his thoughts on the late singer.
“I miss you soooo much Abby Nicole…” Barnhill’s post began. “You were ready to be the One Me we talked about. I drove home today and wanted you in my passenger seat … You weren’t there but I still felt you.”
The post continued, “I Will Always Love You Abby. I promise to celebrate your Life with others. You touched so many lives. Especially mine. Music is a Gift That Lasts a Lifetime. Thank You for being my Gift.”
Nicole first got her start on the stage when she was only 4-years-old, according to the Norfolk Daily News. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in theatre performance. In 2014, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor but a successful surgery allowed her to return to school and music, according to Syracuse.com.
A candlelight vigil was held in honor of the singer on Monday evening in Norfolk, Nebraska.
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