Luke Combs Pays for Funerals Of Three People Who Died at Faster Horses Music Festival

by Jennifer Shea

Country star Luke Combs has made a generous gesture to help out the families of three concertgoers who died at a music festival this summer.

Combs has picked up the funeral costs for the three twentysomethings. All three died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their travel trailer at the Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan earlier this month.

Combs was one of the festival’s headliners, along with Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean. Also performing at the festival were Jon Pardi, Kelsea Ballerini, Jimmie Allen and Riley Green.

Combs rep Asha Goodman confirmed the news to WLNS.

Luke Combs, GoFundMe Help Families of Victims

Concertgoers Dawson Brown, Kole Sova and Richie Mays all died inside the travel trailer. Rayfield Johnson and Kurtis Sitt were brought to a nearby hospital in critical condition. They are reportedly still fighting for their lives.

A generator near the trailer probably caused the poisoning deaths, WLNS reported. First responders arrived at the scene thanks to a friend of the men. He had grown concerned when he didn’t hear from them.

In a press release, the Lenawee Country Sheriff’s Office underlined the importance of keeping generators away from camping areas.

Further, a GoFundMe for the five men’s families has raised over $60,880 thus far. Michigan Center Athletic Boosters launched the GoFundMe. The group says it will divide the proceeds evenly among the four families from Michigan Center, three of whom Luke Combs helped with funeral expenses.

Woman Also Died at Faster Horses

Sadly, those were not the only deaths at the festival. Thirty-year-old Melissa Donna Havens also turned up dead on the festival grounds on Saturday morning. Michigan state police are investigating the death, per Taste of Country. They are still looking into the cause and manner of her death.

According to several tweets on the matter by the authorities, they are looking for information on a certain male subject. People spotted Havens with him within 24 hours of the discovery of her dead body.

Meanwhile, festival organizers released a statement Monday on the deaths at the festival and said they shared Luke Combs’ grief at the deaths.

“All of us in the Faster Horses Festival Family are deeply saddened by the tragic losses this weekend, as confirmed by the Lenawee County Sheriff’s department,” they said in a statement posted to social media. “We will continue to stay in close contact with The Lenawee County Sheriff and all other Law enforcement agencies, and follow their lead regarding any and all information as it is officially confirmed.”

“Our hearts are broken for the families, friends and loved ones,” they added.