The Gauntlet has just learned that Early Graves (formerly Apiary) vocalist Mahk Daniels was killed last night as the bands van rolled over. The band was headed to a show in Reno, NV when the accident occurred.
A van carrying nine members of Early Graves lost control crashed on Interstate 5 in Central Point when the driver fell asleep, killing one passenger and injuring two others just after 5:30 AM Monday.
Oregon State Police say the van, pulling a trailer, crashed in the southbound lane between the Central Point and Blackwell Road exits.
The van's driver reportedly fell asleep and he lost control. The van and trailer traveled off the right shoulder, rolled and came to rest off the freeway in a grassy area.None of the nine occupants were using safety restraints and the adult male victim was ejected from a rear cargo area where he and two others were. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding emergency medical services personnel.
The driver and one passenger were transported by ambulance to Rogue Valley Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.