Katastro star, 32, among 3 killed in horror car crash

ROCK star Andy Chaves was killed Thursday morning in a horror car accident, his bandmates have confirmed.

The Katastro singer, 32, was among three victims who died after a car collided with a cutting device on the road on the Northern Pacific Highway of California.


Andy Chaves was best known as the lead singer of rock band Katastro
The tragic death of the 32-year-old was confirmed by his bandmates


The tragic death of the 32-year-old was confirmed by his bandmatesCredit: Getty

Newport Beach Police were called to the scene at about 12:45 a.m. where they unfortunately confirmed three dead.

The soon-to-be-identified Chaves along with Crystal McCallum, 34, and Wayne Walter Swanson Jr., 40.

It was also reported that three road workers who were standing nearby when the collision occurred were brought to the hospital with minor injuries.

A statement from the Newport Beach Police Department read: “A car with three people traveling east on the PCH hit a sidewalk in the middle and then collided with road construction equipment.

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Chaves’ heartbroken band members confirmed his death in a statement on Instagram.

They said: “We are completely devastated that we have to announce the loss of our brother and singer Andy Chaves.

“Please respect the privacy of Andy’s family and the band members as we all begin to process this. Thank you for the love and support.”

Reply to the post Dirty Heads singer-guitarist Dustin Bushnell, wrote “Love you guys. If you need anything, I’m here for you ..”

Sublime with Rome also responded, saying, “Our prayers go out to you.”

In response to the news on Twitter, one of them wrote: “I heard your music for the first time two weeks ago on red rocks and even got a drumstick from the drummer. I came hyped home and ready to see you guys in OC with the fam. Beyond tryst. Now I’m forever a fan of yours. Rest in peace.”

Another second added: “Absolutely devastating news … so sorry to learn of Andy’s death. Thanks for the music and the great memories … RIP Andy Chaves.”

“Rest in peace Andy Chaves @Katastro, you will be missed and your music will live on forever”, wrote a third.

According to Law Record, Katastro was formed in 2007 by Andy Chaves along with drummer Andrew Stravers and guitarist Tanner Riccio.

They were later joined by bassist Ryan Weddle who joined the band to complete the current lineup.

The band gained notoriety for their eclectic mix of music, with elements of rock, funk, blues and hip hop.

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Her latest album, ‘Sucker’ was released in 2021 with plans for two release shows next month at the Marquee Theater.

They would also spend the summer on the road with Iration and Atmosphere.

Disaster was formed in 2007


Disaster was formed in 2007Credit: Instagram / disaster

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