The 41-year-old 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication after allegedly causing a fatal crash.
The accident occurred late Friday night on a Nashville highway, where the collision claimed the life of a 47-year-old man named Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr.
According to the press release sent by the Nashville Police Department, Harrell was driving his 2011 Cadillac CTS westbound on I-40 at a high rate of speed when the car clipped Shoulders’ 2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck.
Shoulders reportedly lost control of his struck, which caused it to strike a guardrail, travel down an embankment and overturned. Since Shoulders wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, he reported got ejected and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival to the hospital.
Harrell admitted to drinking hard cider and taking prescription pills Xanax and Lortab. After police searched his car, Harrell was charged with bringing controlled substances into the jail, when plastic bag filled with 8 Xanax pills, 24 Oxycodone pills and 4 Oxymorphone pills was found hidden in his sock.
Harrell, who was charged with suspicion of DUI in July 2012 after another crash in southern Mississippi, is currently jailed in lieu of a $100,000 bond.
Meanwhile, a rep for his band released a statement that their tour schedules are canceled in lieu of the tragic incident. The statement read: “Out of respect to Paul Howard Shoulders, Jr., and his family, 3 Doors Down has cancelled the band’s four scheduled U.S. April / May appearances. They will resume touring May 31 in Moscow, and return to the U.S. for scheduled dates in July.”
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