MELVILLE, N.Y. -- John Holohan, drummer for the band Bayside, died Monday morning after his van crashed outside Cheyenne, Wyo.
He was 31.
The band was heading toward a concert in Utah when its van hit a patch of ice and flipped over, according to Bayside's label, Victory Records.
The other passengers were hospitalized in Cheyenne, where bassist Nick Ghanbarian and drum technician Dan Marino are recuperating from injured backs and awaiting surgery. Singer Anthony Raneri and guitarist Jack O'Shea have been discharged.
Mr. Holohan, nicknamed ''Beatz," was a native of Long Island who had recently married and moved to New Jersey when he signed up to play with Bayside in August 2004. The band's future was looking shaky -- two members had quit -- but Mr. Holohan and new addition Ghanbarian had breathed new life into the group.