Louisiana: 3 marching band members killed by truck while changing tires

Three members of Southern University's Human Jukebox Marching Band were killed on the side of the road while changing a flat tire

Three members of Southern University’s Human Jukebox marching band were killed on the side of the road while changing a flat tire (Image: Human Jukebox / Twitter)

Three members of a college marching band were killed by a truck Sunday while changing a tire at the side of the road.

Students and faculty at Southern University and A&M College, a historically black college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, mourn the loss of three members of the school’s Human Jukebox Marching Band.

Louisiana State Police identified the victims as Tyran Williams, 19, Dylan Young, 21, and Broderick Moore, 19. Williams and Young were from Dallas, Texas while Moore was from Cedar Hill, Texas.

The students were trying to change a flat tire on their Jeep when a passing truck pulled into the shoulder and hit the left side of their vehicle, police confirmed.

The students were hit by a semi truck on the side of the road near Natchitoches, Louisiana

The truck driver, 62-year-old Clyde Gay of Coushatta, Louisiana, was arrested after the incident. He underwent a routine toxicology test and police are still investigating the cause of the crash.

Human Jukebox director Kedric Taylor said he was “devastated” after hearing the news about the band members.

“Tyran Williams, Dylan Young and Broderick Moore were some of the most promising, humble and talented student musicians I’ve had the pleasure of teaching,” said Taylor. “The dedication and work ethic they demonstrated towards the Human Jukebox was inspiring.”

Williams and Moore were both freshman music majors. Young was a sophomore with a major in mechanical engineering.

Tyran Williams was a freshman music major at Southern University
Dylan Young was a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering (Image: SU_HumanJukebox/Twitter)
Broderick Moore was a newbie with a music focus (Image: Cedar Hill Band Boosters/Facebook)

Southern University President and Chancellor Dennis Shields said his thoughts are with the families of the victims.

“I know the sudden loss of a classmate or friend can be devastating,” Shields said in a message to students Facebook. “I encourage you to reach out to someone you trust to talk about your feelings.”

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards joined Shields in offering his condolences to the students’ friends and families.

“They were dedicated to their education, incredibly talented and a joy to anyone who had the opportunity to hear them play as part of one of the biggest collegiate bands in the nation,” Edwards continued Twitter.

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