ADRENALINE MOB‘s tour manager Jane Train passed away earlier today (Wednesday, August 23), a little over a month after she suffered “catastrophic injuries” in a crash that killed the band’s bassist.
Train‘s mother, Lucille Joyner, of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey shared the news on Facebook, according to The Citizens’ Voice.
“August 23, 2017, Janet chose to be with Jesus,” she wrote.
The 48-year-old’s attorney, Ed Ciarimboli, said she was in “pretty bad shape” Monday at the University of Florida Health Shands Burn Center in Gainesville, Florida five weeks after ADRENALINE MOB‘s RV was struck by a tractor-trailer near Micanopy, Florida. The accident occurred when the tractor-trailer — dispatched by Largo, Florida company Twiss Transport Inc., veered off Interstate 75, crossed at least one full traffic lane before leaving the road, splitting the RV in half and causing it to become engulfed in flames.
Ciarimboli and attorney Greg Fellerman expect to file a lawsuit against the trucking company in connection with the incident this week. Officials are awaiting the release of the tractor-trailer driver’s toxicology report, Ciarimboli said.
It was previously reported that a total of nine people were in the vehicles. One died on the scene, six a to area hospitals, and the other two declined medical treatment. The majority of those injured were taken to UF Health Shands Hospital and North Florida Regional Medical Center.
ADRENALINE MOB bassist David “Z” Zablidowsky was killed in the crash.
Robert Dressler, 45, of Plains, who was the band’s soundman on the tour; and Jason McCole, 41, of Wilkes-Barre, who was driving the RV, were also injured.
The Citizens’ Voice reported earlier in the month that Twiss Transport has a “satisfactory” rating from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, despite the fact that the company received 87 violations during the past 24 months. Of that total, 26 violations were for unsafe driving, 31 for hours-of-service compliance, 28 for vehicle maintenance and two for controlled substances and alcohol.
The company was also involved in 14 crashes, not including the ADRENALINE MOB crash, including one which caused a fatality, and seven that caused injury.
ADRENALINE MOB singer Russell Allen posted a message on his Facebook page in which he revealed that he helped pull Train and McCole from the wreckage before the RV became engulfed in flames. Allen sent special thanks to passer-by and Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Dumon for his “bravery in assisting me.”
Train, whose real name is Janet Rains, is best known as lead singer of ’80s cover band M80.
A GoFundMe page created for Rains‘s recovery expenses has raised more than $21,000