SLAUGHTERVILLE, Okla. (March 1, 2013)—Carl “Chuck” Goff, Jr., 54, the bass player for country music star Toby Keith, has been killed in a two-car crash in Oklahoma, authorities said.
Goff was killed in the crash Wednesday night in rural Cleveland County, about 35 miles south of Oklahoma City, the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office said.
Keith said in a statement that he's "deeply saddened" by Goff's death.
Keith said Goff was a close friend for more than 25 years, serving as band leader and bass player.
Goff shared writing credits on "Upstairs Downtown" and "You Ain't Much Fun" on Keith's 1994 album "Boomtown."
The two-vehicle crash is under investigation.
The driver of the second vehicle wasn't seriously injured, authorities said.