NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The personal assistant of Grammy-nominated country rock star Kid Rock was killed in an ATV crash.
Metro police said Michael Sacha, 30, died on the musician’s Knight Drive property in the Whites Creek area of Nashville.
According to a press release, the crash happened overnight Sunday and Sacha was found around 11:30 a.m. Monday on the embankment of the property’s long driveway.
Authorities said Sacha drove two people down the driveway to meet an Uber driver at midnight. While returning to the home, Sacha apparently lost control and crashed.
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, reportedly began looking for Sacha after he couldn’t find him at the house. Ritchie and a friend found the 30-year-old and immediately called 911.
Sacha’s death has been classified as accidental.
Ritchie posted a statement regarding Sacha’s death on his website Monday night. His statement said, in full:
I am beyond devastated to report that my personal assistant Mike Sacha passed away today in an ATV accident here in Nashville. He was a member of our family and one of the greatest young men I have ever had the pleasure to not only work with, but also to become friends with. I know I speak for us all in sharing my deepest condolences to his family. I can not imagine how they must feel. Myself, the band, our family, friends and co-workers are devastated over this loss. We were supposed to be back in Michigan today, but I am going to stay here with Mike until I can bring him home to his family. We’ve already been contacted by the press asking if it was me who was in the accident, so I want to stop any rumors before they spread. I’m asking everyone to please respect our and his families’ privacy in this difficult time. RIP Mike. We will never forget you, my friend.
Further details weren’t immediately released.