More than a month after an interstate crash that killed a member of the metal band Adrenaline Mob en route to a gig in St. Petersburg, the band's tour manager has died from her injuries.
Janet "Jane Train" Rains died Wednesday, weeks after the June 14 crash on Interstate 75 near Micanopy, her mother confirmed on Facebook. She had suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation, and had been through numerous surgeries.
Rains was in Adrenaline Mob's RV at the time of the crash. It was pulled over to the I-75 shoulder when a truck veered into it, causing several serious injuries. Bassist David Zablidowski, who also performed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, was also killed. The band was traveling to St. Petersburg, where it had a show booked at the State Theatre that night.
Rains was a singer in her own right, fronting the band M80. A GoFundMe project created to pay for her medical expenses and recover had already raised more than $21,000. Other artists and metal personalities have reacted to her death on social media:
Sad to hear about the passing of @janetrain_official today. She was involved in the highway accident that killed my friend #DavidZ and I was really pulling for her over the last five weeks. Even though I never met Janet, I heard great things about her and I'm really bummed out... #RIPJaneTrain #RIPJanet
Rain's attorney told the Citizens' Voice that her family was looking into legal action against the trucking company.
-- Jay Cridlin