Laura Lynch, a founding member of the Dixie Chicks, has passed away at the age of 65.

Her death was a result of injuries sustained in a car accident on a highway outside El Paso, Texas.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and TMZ first reported Lynch's tragic demise.

The remaining Dixie Chicks members—Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines—confirmed Lynch's death in a social media statement.

The band expressed shock and sadness, highlighting the special moments they shared with Lynch in their early days.

Lynch played a crucial role in the band's formation, contributing as an upright bassist and co-lead vocalist on their first three albums.

She, along with other original members, co-founded the Dixie Chicks in the late '80s. 

Lynch's notable talents in design and her love for Texas played a vital role in the band's early success. 

After Lynch's departure, Natalie Maines joined the trio, and together they recorded the album "Shouldn't a Told You That" in 1993. 

The Dixie Chicks, later renamed the Chicks, went on to achieve widespread success, with their 1998 album "Wide Open Spaces" becoming a breakout hit.