Greenbelt Interfaith News
    U.S. Brief

    September 30, 1997

    Christian Songwriter Dies in Car Crash
    Greenbelt Interfaith News

    Rich Mullins, the contemporary Christian songwriter who penned songs for Debbie Boone and Amy Grant before achieving fame for his own performances, died in an Illinois car accident on September 19. According to Religion News Service, Mr. Mullins was driving to a benefit conference in Kansas when his sports-utility vehicle went out of control and was run over by a tractor-trailer. Mr. Mullins was 41 at the time of his death. His drummer, Mitch McVicker, was also in the vehicle and is in critical condition.

    Mr. Mullins is best known for his 1988 hit, "Awesome God." Brian William, a Washington State University student who runs the Rich Mullins Fan Page, has turned the home page black and is posting dozens of e-mail messages from grieving fans.

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