Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town lost her brother-in-law Allen Schlapman in a roadway accident on Wednesday, November 21 in Nashville. He was visiting Kimberly and her husband Stephen for Thanksgiving at the time.
Kimberly wrote on her Facebook wall...
Last Wednesday, Nov 21, my brother-in-law was killed by a drunk driver. He had come to Nashville from Virginia to visit us for Thanksgiving, which is our long-standing family tradition. He is married & has a 9 year old little girl. This is a part of life that one never imagines or plans for. It has been very difficult to accept. Allen Schlapman was an amazing father, husband, brother & son. We will miss him so much. I have been deeply touched by all your well-wishes & prayers. Thank you. God has proven himself faithful to us & has given us great peace amidst this horrible tragedy. Kimberly
The other driver, Gregory Powers, crossed the middle lane and hit Allen's motorcycle head-on according to The Tennessean. He was charged with vehicular homicide and failure to maintain a lane, the paper reports. The Tennessean also cited investigators as saying they believe Powers was impaired at the time of the crash. He was out on bond from a previous DUI and vehicular assault charge last July, the paper reported. Police told the paper that in the prior incident Powers hit an employee in the parking lot of a Franklin, TN bar and fled the scene.
Allen Schlapman leaves behind his wife Linda and their daughter Rachel Allyn.
Thoughts and prayers to Kimberly and her family...