Posted on Mar 14, 2013

The bassist for musician Toby Keith has been killed in a two-car collision in Oklahoma.

According to reports, Carl “Chuck” Goff, Jr., 54, was driving in a rural part of the state, about 35 miles south of Oklahoma City, when the accident occurred. The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the crash and authorities are still unsure of how the accident occurred. The Sheriff’s department did say that the driver in the second vehicle was not hurt in the collision.

Toby Keith issued a statement saying that he was deeply saddened by the loss of Goff. In his statement he said that Goff had been not only a band member but also a good friend and leader in the band for 25 years. Toby Keith expressed his sympathies to the Goff’s family in a publicly released statement made after the crash.

Goff is credited with helping write some of the famous songs sung by Toby Keith. These songs include “Upstairs Downtown,” and “You Ain’t Much Fun,” both of which appeared on Keith’s 1994 album, Boomtown. He also has his own signature line of bass guitars with the Dean Guitars company.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Chuck Goff Jr. after this sudden loss.

Car accidents in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas happen very quickly and can have devastating consequences, such as this one. As this investigation unfolds, we hope that, for the sake of the families and all parties involved, a resolution will be made quickly.

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