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Taylor Swift Fan Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver After Leaving Tour

Taylor Swift‘s fans are saying “Long Live” to a fellow Swiftie.

Jacob Lewis, 20, died on April 22 after being hit by a suspected drunk driver while leaving a Taylor Swift concert, according to local outlet KPRC. He was reportedly driving back from the Eras Tour show in Houston, Texas with sister April Bancroft when they ran into car issues. 

The 20-year-old was driving a Buick LaCrosse on South U.S. Highway 59 around 1:15 a.m. when the “vehicle became disabled,” according to an April 24 press release from Houston police that didn’t name the victim. Authorities said he stepped out to push their car when he was hit by Alan Bryant Hayes, 34, driving a Volkswagen Beetle. Lewis died at the scene.

Lewis’ dad Steve Lewis told KPRC that Hayes “stopped and got out and helped my daughter pull my son, pull Jacob from under his driver-side tire.” He said the alleged suspect then fled, adding, “Only after that did he get back in his car and drive off and leave.”

Hayes was eventually taken into custody and charged with a DWI, as well as failure to stop and render aid, police said. E! News has reached out to Harris County police for lawyer information for Hayes but has not heard back.