ELO’s Mike Edwards killed by hay bale in freak crash

An early member of 1970s British rock group ELO was killed in a "freak" accident when his van was crushed by a bale of hay, police said. Cellist Mike Edwards, 62, died instantly in the accident on the A381 in Halwell, Devon, on Friday.

Police believe the 600kg bale fell from a tractor on nearby farmland before rolling on to the road. Mr Edwards was identified using photos and YouTube footage. He was with the Birmingham band from 1972 to 1975. The musician, who lived in Totnes, was a member of the classical Devon Baroque orchestra.

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