WIMBERLEY, Texas — A Texas country singer and actress who appeared in films like “Boyhood” and “The Tree of Life” had her leg amputated following a bizarre accident at a farmer’s market.
Savannah Welch’s family said the singer, who is a member of the alt-country band, The Trishas, was walking with her father and 4-year-old son at the Wimberley Farmer’s Market when she was struck by a car on Nov. 2.
She was airlifted to a hospital in Austin, where days later it was determined that “the impact injury sustained to her right leg was beyond repair” which led doctors to amputate her limb.
“She is currently recuperating well and in good spirit surrounded by her family and friends,” a statement posted to the band’s Facebook page read. “The outpouring of love and support from the community and beyond has sustained her and her family through this difficult time.”
Police told the San Antonio Express-News that Welch’s leg got pinned against a vehicle when the driver of a SUV may have accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake while maneuvering through the market. A second person was also struck in the incident, but suffered only minor injuries.
No charges were filed, but an investigation is continuing.
Welch’s father, Kevin Welch is an accomplished country musician who has worked with singers like Waylon Jennings, Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks.