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Luke Combs Pays Funeral Cost for Three Men Who Died at Faster Horses


Luke Combs has paid for the funerals for the three men who lost their lives while attending the Faster Horses Festival last Saturday (July 17) in Brooklyn, MI. The men were found in their trailer at the campground and died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator that was close by.

The three men, who were all in their 20’s, were camping across the street from the Faster Horses Festival. Two other men were found alive near the three men, but they were unresponsive and are still in critical condition.

The three, who were close friends and played high school football together, have been identified as Dawson Brown, 20, of Michigan Center in Jackson County; William Mays II, 20, of Jackson; and Kole Sova, 19, of Jackson, according to Lenawee County Sheriff Troy Beveier.

A candlelight vigil was held Monday night at Michigan Center High School in Michigan Center, where Brown, Mays and Sova all graduated.

“It’s just a freak accident,” Sova’s father, Jerry Sova, said. “For all those decisions to line up to get to this tragedy it just boggles your mind – of the thousands of generators and campers, they were the ones that it hit.”

Combs performed on Friday night at the Faster Horses Festival and retweeted photos from the show on Saturday, writing, “Michigan, what a night. I wanna come back next year!”

Combs’ representative confirmed that he was paying for the funerals but said the singer had no other comment.

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