Tragedy has struck again and we’re sad to report that Cave In bassist Caleb Scofield has passed away at 39. Unionleader reported the news that he, who also played in Old Man Gloom and Zozobra, died yesterday (28th) afternoon when his truck burst into flames after crashing at high speed into the Bedford toll plaza. According to the report, police stated the truck was traveling north on the F.E. Everett Turnpike shortly after 1PM when he attempted to change lanes before entering the toll plaza and ended up crashing into the barrier.
While it’s difficult to digest this news, a youcaring account has been created to help with his funeral expenses.
The site states:
“Caleb Scofield was in a severe truck crash on March 28th and passed away. His wife Jen and two sweet children, Sydney (7) and Desmond (10) are trying to adjust to life without him. Support of friends and family will help with the funeral expenses. In addition to being an amazing dad and partner Caleb was an accomplished musician with a career spanning two decades. His bands Cave In and Old Man Gloom brought together many wonderful musicians, friends, fans and community. His loss will be felt felt far and wide, most deeply by his wife and children.”
We send our condolences to his friends and family during this difficult time.
Incredibly sad to hear that Caleb Scofield of Cave In, Old Man Gloom and Zozobra has died. A brilliant bassist and part of some of the greatest music I’ve ever heard. Rest in power.
— Ollie Connors (@olliexcore) March 29, 2018
— jehu 🤬 (@jehuthehunt) March 29, 2018
— UnionLeader.com (@UnionLeader) March 29, 2018
Truly devastated today to hear of the sudden death of Caleb Scofield. I never met him, but his music has touched me deeply and inspired me heavily. I’ve been listening to his work over half of my life now…
— Gilead Media (@gileadmedia) March 29, 2018
Caleb Scofield from Cave In was killed in a car accident. One of my favorite musicians from my favorite band. Fuck. This blows. https://t.co/s1SjIay6Du
— Tim (@Timboaf21) March 29, 2018
RIP Caleb Scofield 😣 Cave In hit me like a ton of bricks when I was 16, so sad
— Owain (@Owain_Bowen) March 29, 2018
— Federica K. Silva (@Lidalgirl) March 29, 2018
Horrible news. RIP Caleb. Please consider donating. https://t.co/bFQuD3nuWh
— Jason Calieri (@jaycal6) March 29, 2018
Shook and shocked by this tragic news. I to this day say the best tour I’ve ever been on was with Cave In. Caleb was an unbelievable musician and had a huge influence on me. Please help his family if you can. https://t.co/dd8gcBvVit
— Steve Micciche (@MitchBHavin) March 29, 2018
Cave In are a brilliant band. Caleb Scofield was a huge part of that. RIP 🖤
— Scauldy Ste (@ckyhellion) March 29, 2018
— Steve Cooper (@scooperon7) March 29, 2018
JUST IN: Driver in Bedford tolls crash identified as 39-year-old man from Bow, New Hampshire. Caleb Scofield was killed yesterday when his car crashed into the toll plaza on the northbound side of the Everett Turnpike pic.twitter.com/g277E4yr4G
— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) March 29, 2018