Longtime drummer for George Strait killed in Wilson County crash

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A longtime drummer for country singer George Strait was killed in a Wilson County crash Friday afternoon.

It happened on Interstate 40 West just before 4 p.m.  

According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Michael Kennedy was merging lanes when he collided with a tractor-trailer that then struck another vehicle.  

Authorities said Kennedy, 59, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time. No other injuries were reported.  

Kennedy played with George Strait for nearly 30 years.  

The country singer has not issued a statement on his death.  

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