Country star Luke Combs has stepped up to pay the funeral expenses for three men who died at the Faster Horses Music Festival earlier this month.
Combs’ publicist confirmed that the singer paid final expenses for Dawson Brown, Kole Sova, and Richie Mays Jr., but stated that Combs wouldn’t be making any further comment about it. The three men were found dead in a travel trailer at a campground near the festival. The cause appeared to be carbon monoxide poisoning from a nearby generator, according to officials.
Two more 20-year-olds, Rayfield Johnson and Kurtis Stitt, were also in the trailer and were hospitalized in critical condition.
The family of Kole Sova spoke out following the tragedy and said that they were all good kids “who did everything right.”
“It’s just a freak accident. for all those decisions to line up to get to this tragedy it just boggles your mind – of the thousands of generators and campers. they were the ones that it hit,” said Jerry Sova, Kole’s father.
The grieving families are finding comfort in the fact that the young men didn’t suffer.
“I wish I had hugged Kole more,” Jerry said. “He knows we loved him and we showed him with actions.”
The family plans to return to Faster Horses at Michigan International Speedway and hand out some carbon monoxide detectors in the boys’ honor.