Mitch Lucker, lead singer of heavy metal band Suicide Silence, died when his motorcycle crashed on Halloween night.
Lucker was riding in his hometown of Huntington Beach, California. He lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a light pole. His Harley-Davidson then crashed into a pickup truck. No one in the pickup sustained injuries, and nearby trick-or-treaters were unharmed. Lucker died at the hospital on Thursday morning.
Hundreds of fans, friends and family appeared at a candlelight vigil for the fallen singer. His wife Jolie begged his fans to see his death as a “wake-up call.” She said her husband had battled alcoholism in his past, and she tried to stop him before he went out on his final ride.
“He was an amazing man. He was a wonderful father and a great husband. And now he’s going to miss out on watching Kena grow up, because he decided to drink and drive,” she said. “Just don’t. Just think before you guys do something stupid. Please learn from this. Please.”
Alcohol and Motorcycles
We echo his wife’s sentiments. A study performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that even small amounts of alcohol affected rider performance. Bikers need to maintain balance, stay aware of their surroundings and keep an eye out for cars that might not see them, especially at night.
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