Andy Chaves of modern rock band Katastro dies at 32 in car accident that killed 2 others

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Andy Chaves of Tempe-based modern rockers Katastro died successful a car mishap with 2 different people early Thursday greeting connected Pacific Coast Highway successful Newport Beach, California. 

Chaves was 32. 

His bandmates shared the quality successful an Instagram post: "We are wholly devastated to person to denote the nonaccomplishment of our member and vocalist Andy Chaves. Please respect the privateness of Andy's household and the members of the set arsenic we each statesman to process this. Thank you for the emotion and support."

Among the philharmonic friends responding to their station were singer-guitarist Dustin Bushnell of Dirty Heads, who wrote "Love you guys. If you request thing astatine each I’m present for you.."

Sublime with Rome besides responded, saying "Our prayers spell retired to you."

According to the Newport Beach Police, arsenic reported by and the Journal-Courier, a car carrying 3 radical traveling connected the PCH deed a curb and slammed into roadwork operation instrumentality astatine approximately 12:45 a.m.


All 3 passengers died connected the scene.

The other 2 passengers, arsenic reported by the outlets, were identified arsenic Crystal McCallum, 34, and Wayne Walter Swanson Jr., 40.

The outlets besides reported that 3 roadworkers who were lasting adjacent erstwhile the collision occurred were taken to a infirmary with insignificant injuries.

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Formed successful 2007 and besides featuring Andrew Stravers, Tanner Riccio and Ryan Weddle, Katastro celebrated the merchandise of "Sucker," their latest postulation of hip-hop-flavored modern rock, with 2 merchandise shows astatine the Marquee Theatre successful June of 2021.

The medium was preceded by “The Way I Feel,” a summertime jam that turned up connected a fig of taste-making Spotify playlists including The New Alt, New Noise, PopRox and Beach Vibes.

It's been the most-streamed opus connected Spotify from "Sucker," with conscionable shy of 3 cardinal plays. Their most-streamed opus connected Spotify, 2016's "Flow," has over 18 cardinal plays.

They were expected to walk the summertime connected the roadworthy with Iration and Atmosphere. 

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