Taylor Swift fan killed by suspected drunk driver after exiting tour
Taylor Swift‘s fans say “long live” to another Swiftie.
Jacob LewisThe 20-year-old died on April 22 after being hit by a suspected drunk driver while leaving a Taylor Swift concert, according to local outlet KPRC. He was reportedly driving back from the Eras Tour show in Houston, Texas with his sister April Bancroft when they encountered problems with the car.
The 20-year-old was driving a Buick LaCrosse on South US Highway 59 around 1:15 a.m. when the “vehicle became disabled,” according to an April 24 Houston police press release that did not identify the victim. Authorities said he got out to push their car when he was hit Alan Bryant Hayes, 34, drives a Volkswagen Beetle. Lewis died at the scene.
Lewis’ father Steve Lewis said KPRC The Hayes “stopped and got out and helped my daughter pull my son, pulling Jacob out from under his driver’s tire.” He said the alleged suspect then fled, adding: “It was only after that that he got back in his car and drove off and left.”
Hayes was eventually taken into custody and charged with DWI and failure to stop and render assistance, police said. E! News has contacted the Harris County Police Department for attorney information for Hayes, but has received no response.