Pedestrian Killed by Jason Aldean’s Bus Was Previously Arrested for Obstructing Traffic
A man killed after being struck by Jason Aldean's tour bus on Monday morning (Oct. 28) was arrested earlier this month for obstructing traffic after he was found walking down the center of the same highway.
Albert Kennedy was cited on Oct. 8 after police received reports of a man traveling south on foot along US 41 near Vincennes, Ind. According to a Vincennes Police Department press release, he was walking along the center line, causing cars to swerve and brake. The 49-year-old was arrested on obstructing traffic charges, a misdemeanor, and held on $3,000 bond at the Knox County Jail.
Another unrelated arrest report from Oct. 22 cites Kennedy's arrest for theft after a bicycle was stolen near the Knox County Public Library. He was held in the Knox County Jail on $6,500 bond after that incident.
News releases list Kennedy as being from Bicknell, Ind. He was often seen walking around town. Early reports indicate that he was again walking in the middle of the highway when he was struck by Aldean's bus just before 1:30AM on Oct. 28.
TMZ reports that Aldean's bus driver was not at fault -- in fact, he did everything possible to minimize the impact. The country star has since issued a statement, asking for prayers for Kennedy's family. "In all the years I’ve been touring and all the miles we’ve driven, nothing prepares you for something like this to happen," he says.