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Dropkick Murphys donate $25,000 to family of Cedar Park man hit by tour bus

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Following a tragic accident on early Sunday morning in which Dalton Lane Clark, a Cedar Park man died after being hit by the Boston band’s tour bus in Round Rock, the Dropkick Murphys have fully funded an online fundraiser set up by Clark’s family.

“Dalton Lane Clark, 23 was taken from this world tragically and unexpectedly early Sunday morning November 16, 2014. He was a beloved son, father, brother, fiancé, nephew, and friend. He will be missed dearly. This page was created to raise money to help Danielle Phillips his fiance and mother of his son Aidan Lee Clark with bills, Aidan’s college fund, funeral costs, and anything the family may need,” the family wrote on a GoFundMe page that was posted yesterday. The family aimed to collect $25,000.

The ninth donation added to the page was a $15,000 pledge from Dropkick Murphys’ bassist Ken Murphy. “Our thoughts and prayers our with you. God bless you all in your time of need. We are so sorry our paths have crossed in this tragic manor,” Murphy wrote.

The tenth donation was an additional $10,000 with an additional message from the band, “I’m sorry go fund me wouldn’t accept the whole donation at once. Once again on behalf of the band we are sorry for your loss and grieve with you !!!”

The accident occurred while the Dropkick Murphys were en route from San Antonio to Tulsa for a gig at Cain’s Ballroom on Sunday night. The band cancelled the Sunday night gig following the accident.