A man was killed early Monday morning when authorities said he walked into the path of country star Jason Aldean's tour bus in Indiana.
Albert Kennedy of Vincennes, Ind. "walked out into the middle of" U.S. Highway 41 North at about 1:30 a.m., and was fatally struck, according to a statement from the Knox County Sheriff's Office in Indiana.
The county coroner pronounced Kennedy, 49, dead at the scene due to head and chest trauma.
Sheriff Michael Morris said the bus driver was "absolutely not" at fault in the crash. He said there had been numerous reports of Kennedy walking along the highway in the past.
On Monday, Morris said, Kennedy was wearing dark clothes and was walking in a dark area. Morris called him "unavoidable."
Aldean was on his way from Nashville to Illinois for a brief vacation before the Country Music Awards next week. The stadium headliner has charted No. 1 country songs including "Dirt Road Anthem" and his most recent "Night Train."
He took to Twitter to mourn Kennedy's death.
"With a heavy heart, I'm sad to say that a man passed away last night after stepping out in front of my bus in Indiana," Aldean wrote Monday afternoon. "In all the years I've been touring and all the miles we've driven, nothing prepares you for something like this to happen. I'm praying for Albert Kennedy's family and friends today and ask that you do the same."