Laura Lynch, a founding member of the group formerly known as The Dixie Chicks, has died.
"We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Laura Lynch, a founding member of The Chicks. We hold a special place in our hearts for the time we spent playing music, laughing and traveling together," The Chicks said on Instagram.
"Laura was a bright light…her infectious energy and humor gave a spark to the early days of our band. Laura had a gift for design, a love of all things Texas and was instrumental in the early success of the band. Her undeniable talents helped propel us beyond busking on street corners to stages all across Texas and the mid-West."
Investigators reportedly said Lynch was driving east on a two-lane Texas highway when a car traveling west tried to pass another vehicle in front of it. Reports say Lynch, who was in her mid-60s, was killed instantly.
"Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this sad time," The Chicks said.