Tony Rice’s stepson killed in motorcycle accident

John Christian Scott, son of Tony and Pam Rice, died earlier today after a head-on collision while riding his motorcycle in North Carolina. Chris was airlifted from Burlington where the accident occurred to the hospital at the University of North Carolina, but passed en route.

Chris leaves behind his wife, Betsy, and four children, Aaron, Victoria, Levi and Donovan. He was Pam’s son, Tony’s step-son.

Surely the entire bluegrass and acoustic music world is devastated to learn of this awful tragedy, and will send Tony and Pam – and the entire Scott family – all the prayers and encouragement they can muster.

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  • My prayers are with Tony and his family.

    Here’s what Tony posted on his Facebook page on Aug 17 at 7 PM EDT…

    Our son john christian was airlifted after a. Head on collision on his mototcycle in burlington n.c. he was airlifted via helicopter to unc hosp. He crossed over in flight. Please remember him and our family in your prayers. His cchildren donavan, aaron, victoria, and levi. We are leaving the hosp. Now. Thanks for lifting him up in prayer