Dixie Chicks founding member, Laura Lynch, tragically passes away at 65.

Fatal car accident near El Paso, Texas takes her life.

Laura was driving when a car from the opposite direction crashed into hers.

The Dixie Chicks, now known as The Chicks, express shock and sadness on Instagram.

They remember Laura's infectious energy and humor from their early days.

Laura played a pivotal role in the band's early success with her design skills and Texas love.

She sang lead and backing vocals and played upright bass on their first three albums.

Natalie Maines replaced her in the early '90s.

The Chicks send condolences to Laura's family and loved ones during this difficult time.