BEDFORD, N.H. (CBS) – A New Hampshire musician has been identified as the victim in a fiery crash at the tolls on the Everett Turnpike in Bedford.
State Police say 39-year-old Caleb Scofield was killed on Wednesday when his pickup truck rolled over and burst into flames at the Bedford Toll Plaza.
An online fundraising page identified Scofield as a musician who was in the bands Cave In and Old Man Gloom. Scofield leaves behind a wife and two children.
On Facebook, members of Cave In posted that they were “shocked and devastated” by Scofield’s death.
“He was one of a kind, our best friend and an unfathomable world of inspiration,” the band wrote.
Cave In previously opened on tour for the Foo Fighters. A friend told WBZ-TV that Scofield was taking a hiatus from music and working in construction.
“He loved being on the stage and performing and that was truly his element,” said friend Joel VanPatten.
VanPatten first met Scofield in high school, played with him in a punk rock band in the early 90’s and even then was attracting a loyal following.
“You’d go out on a Wednesday night around here to a small venue and there would be three or 400 people, it was a big thing,” VanPatten said.
Investigators are still trying to determine the circumstances and what caused the crash.
The fundraising page to benefit Scofield’s family has raised more than $68,000 as of Friday evening.