Abby Nicole

Abby Nicole, an up-and-coming country music singer, died early Sunday, July 23, 2017, in an accident involving an off-road vehicle, according to multiple news sources. She was 25.

The singer – whose real name was Abby Uecker – died at about 5:30 a.m. after officials responded to a report of an injured woman about an hour earlier, according to News Channel Nebraska.

The tragic accident happened after she performed at a Nebraska county fair over the weekend with her band, Abby Nicole and County Road.

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Her bandmate Chad Barnhill wrote a touching tribute on Facebook: “I miss you soooo much Abby Nicole… you were ready to be the One Me we talked about. I drove home today and wanted you in my passenger seat. Feet on the dash. Wrapped up in your blanket. Singing our favorite songs. You weren’t there, but I still felt you. I Will Always Love You Abby.”

The singer, who was born June 30, 1992, had a following in Nebraska. She had just returned to the area from recording her first single, titled “Cool,” in Nashville.

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