Elo Star Killed In Freak Accident

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A founding member of rock band ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA was killed on Friday (03Sep10) in a freak accident with a giant runaway bale of hay.
Cellist Mike Edwards died instantly after the 1,320-pound (600-kilogram) bale came tumbling down a steep hill and onto the van he was driving through Devon, England. The bale is believed to have fallen from a tractor working nearby.
Edwards swerved into another vehicle as he was struck but the other driver was uninjured in the crash.
Now authorities are reaching out to the 62 year old's relatives to help with their investigation and formally identify the musician.
Sergeant Steve Walker of the Devon and Cornwall police says, "This was a tragic accident and we have now identified the victim as Michael Edwards, a founder member of Elo.
"We have used photographs and YouTube footage to identify him but we now need help contacting his family for formal identification."
Edwards quit the band at the height of its fame in 1975 to become a Buddhist.


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