Local drummer hit, killed on I-40 near Fesslers Lane

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Jul 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-12 16:18:45-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police have identified a man who was struck and killed on I-40 East early Saturday morning.

The crash happened around 1:10 a.m. near Fesslers Lane. Police said 28-year-old Dillon Gasca was walking on the interstate when he was hit by an SUV.

The driver of the Chevrolet Traverse that hit him stopped and called police. Investigators said no charges are expected to be filed against the driver.

Gasca was a drummer for the local band Blackout on Broadway. A tribute to him was posted to the band's social media pages.

"We are devastated to announce the tragic loss of our drummer, Dillon Gasca. We are extremely heartbroken, but so thankful to have worked alongside him and have been lucky enough to share the stage with such a talented musician and bright smiling human. He truly was an amazing person."
"A little bit about Dillon — He played baseball growing up and was a great pitcher. His dad said “they called him the fanes pitcher, he always made them batters dance.” Moving on to music, Dillon’s been on tour and played in front of 50,000+ people, while opening up for several national artists throughout his career. Music was his life. He landed in Nashville with Dylan Maloney and Ethan Cole, hoping to work his way to the top. During covid, Nick Alligood had pieced together Reagan Woodside and Dillon Gasca to form Blackout, a band that plays four nights a week on Broadway, in downtown Nashville. Dillon’s talent on the drums was like no other, and he truly helped our band come to life."
Dillon was one of the most kind, polite, loving, caring, and talented people you’d ever meet. A unique, one of a kind individual. We will all miss him dearly. We love you."